Manic Depression & Bipolar Disorder: The Silent Illness

2 Timothy 1:7 “FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR ; BUT OF POWER AND OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND”

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Coming from personal experience,  I have “my days” and it literally feels as if the energy is being sucked out of my body. My wants and needs are sometimes misconstrued and my day-to-day tasks become difficult to complete. Mental Illness has become all too common in America, Bipolar Disorder can sometimes be linked with anxiety and could be treated says ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) but [possibly] not cured. If you aren’t too familiar with the terminology, Bipolar Disorder, also known as Manic Depression is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. A mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.

“I have “my days” and it literally feels as if the energy is being sucked out of my body.”

As a God-fearing woman I know that faith and prayer go hand-in-hand, Isaiah 53:5 says He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed but we can’t always tackle these issues alone, especially, if our foundation of faith isn’t firm or securely planted. We know that, if we refer to our opening scripture (2 Timothy 1:7), God gives us a sound mind and anything opposite of that comes from the enemy and could be classified as an attack in the form of a health affliction. To many whom are unfamiliar this may not seem like “normal” advice or even a “reasonable” explanation as many articles inform you on the numerous brands of medication along with the side-effects and symptoms. However, we are not medical professionals and we cannot diagnose but we do want to bring a bit more awareness to this topic as believers.

We also believe that  if you see yourself developing symptoms of any kind regarding your health, to seek assistance and pursue in prayer. Surround yourself with trusted individuals and discuss your options regarding treatments and prescriptions; seek a second opinion if necessary.  Below, we’ve listed resources for you or a loved one that you may feel is struggling with psychological and emotional illness, please know that you are not alone.  Mentalhelp.net  and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are both wonderful resources, you can reach out to NAMI at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). There are also reputable pastors and spiritual leaders that offer counseling for low or no cost that will pray with you and for you, they can assist in directing your next steps if you’re willing.

As always, we thank you for reading. Let us know what you think, in the comments below and be sure to follow us on social media @Ambitiousoulife on ALL platforms and don’t forget to subscribe! #GodBless

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