There are so many days where I want to post and talk with you, but my mind is too distracted, unfocused, anxious, and or depressed. I have been thinking, there is no reason why that should stop me from posting. Every mood is just another part of my daily life. As I learn more about my bipolar illness I have become familiar with the Mood State Pyramid (created by DBSA San Diego). This pyramid was developed to be an easy tool to track mood swings by assigning a number to a mood level. The rating system starts at 0 -Extremely Depressed, Suicidal and goes to 10- Full Mania. Having a general idea of how I am feeling each day helps me understand why I may get upset easier or why I wake up angry or agitated, or why on some days I can’t do anything but sleep. My mood will control how I write, edit, and interact with you. I am starting to be okay with each post not being consistent in writing style or attitude because depending on my mood number, it will reflect how I am feeling that day. So from now on, I will put a number with each post. Mental Health is something we all need to be open and talk about, so let’s start here.
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