Breaking Bipolar Stigma
One part of Life Conquering Mnistries is to educate and break down the bipolar stigma. I am just like anyone else. I only happen to have a mood disorder. I am not a monster or an alien. Take the time to get to know me and you will see that I am just like you.
I feel there might be some bipolar stigma in the office where I work. I have heard the remarks people make about the mentally ill. Those comments make me feel uncomfortable. No one knew at work until yesterday that I have a mental illness. My friend was utterly shocked. Of course there is the pharmacy full of medicine I am on everyday and the tight hold on God’s hand that I have and refuse to let go that make me appear normal.
Life Conquering Ministries
Some of you on social media may not realize there is actually a purpose behind Life Conquering and the sometimes very personal musings I post. My other goal besides breaking bipolar stigma is to encourage individuals with bipolar by sharing my life experiences.
My bipolar 1 is my thorn in my side (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). But just like the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians shares about his thorn, Paul also uses his weakness to shine a light for God and His love and grace. The bipolar was not a lightning bolt sent down from God to punish me. NO! I believe this is a venue to talk with people about how God has seen me through some very difficult times in my life as well as break the bipolar stigma.
Life Conquering Ministries take to the Road
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10:30-12:30 I will have a booth set up at my church, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY at the Southwest Campus. The Women’s Ministry at the Southwest Campus is hosting Pintrest and Popcorn. It is not just about pintrest. There will be an ecclectic mix of presenters sharing. Families are welcome. I am SO excited about my first time on the road with the ministry. It is such a huge passion of mine and I want the word to get out to those who are struggling with bipolar and to break the bipolar stigma.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about any bipolar stigma you have experienced as someone who has bipolar or someone without a mental illness.