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Thursday, September 12, 2019

BIPOLAR #MentalHealth #MyFriendAlexa

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Everywhere there is also
a Prozac Nation
a swing between
utter despair and elation

In the mirror
someone else resides
in the mind
another me hides

It takes a lot
to be a battlefield
of identity

Do you see me sometimes?


Do you see me?






You can read a factual post about Bipolar Disorder HERE

Some useful resources can be found at the International Bipolar Foundation


I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa.

98 comments:

  1. People with bipolar disorder go symptoms ignored for long period. Often labelled as weird ones. But an awareness is so much needed.

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    1. Yes that's true, proper diagnosis is a huge hurdle.

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  2. The lines express the poet persona's angst poignantly.

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  3. Poetry captures the anguish like nothing else! Empathy for those afflicted.

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  4. People still don't understand that mental health is a serious issue. I am very happy that my fellow bloggers doing a commendable job my spreading awareness.

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  5. People still do not understand that mental health is a serious issue. And because of this person suffering from mental anxiety or any disorder is not taken seriously. I am happy that bloggers like you are doing a commendable job by spreading awareness.

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  6. People still do not understand that mental health is a serious issue. And because of this person suffering from mental anxiety or any disorder is not taken seriously. I am happy that bloggers like you are doing a commendable job by spreading awareness.

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  7. This disorder takes time to be diagnosed. It is general apathy and lack of awareness that worsens the condition. Thanks for helping spread the awareness.

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  8. have quite a few friends in the medical fraternity who suffer from this and Ive seen the worst times of it firsthand... sharing with them

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  9. Loved the way you expressed about mental health through a poem.

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  10. I hear this. It often goes unnoticed and I could not help but see someone posted as how people labelled them as weird. Guilty of being one of them before I was aware of the issue.

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    1. Glad and brave that you admit this and now are making the change

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  11. Awesome Alter ego isn't it?

    We all have one


    The person i saw in mirror is not me

    He is more daring and brave than me

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    1. Well this is more than that, thanks for stopping by Anurag

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  12. Such a perfect writeup..this is so scary disorder

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  13. As I am suffering from depression and frustration, I like to read more and more posts about mental health issues. Thank you for sharing such a great topic here.

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    1. I hear you Swarnali, you can read a lot here on mental health, just explore

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  14. I was not aware of this disorder. Your poetic post enabled me to learn about it. Thanks!

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  15. Very well described bipolar disorder or dual personality disorder. A little bit may be resides in each one of us as well. Different inside outside.

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    1. Yes Kinshoo trying to keep it brief and hard-hitting, thanks

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  16. Ohh I didnt know much about this disorder much. Will be reading your factual post on the same issue as well.

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  17. Beautiful lines. Indeed a lot of courage is needed in India to accpect the self's mental condition. However, if we dont look at it as a taboo then things will be much better. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

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  18. I wouldn't have known you are talking about Bipolar disorder had it not been for the title. Just goes to show his unaware we can be.
    You are doing a great job, spreading awareness about mental health through every means possible.

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  19. That's a beautiful poem on the subject. Before reading your posem, i read your detailed post on the topic and it was indeed eye-opening. Your poem complements your detailed article. Appreciate your effort in spreading awareness about mental health.

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  20. Thank you Narinder for reading both the posts, yes this is a cause close to my heart

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  21. Mental illness is real, I wish people would understand that.
    Amazing poems. Have read previous ones too. 😍 i loved depression one... Keep going.

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  22. this is a lovely poem Pooja... We need to make people aware as much as we can.. you have taken a lot of effort to write about mental health. Poeple do not wnat to talk about it

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    1. Yes Simrit it is an issue close to my heart, thanks

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  23. Mental health is a common yet serious issue.

    This is increasing day by day. Amazing poem indeed.

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  24. Have heard of this , nice poem .

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  25. You are doing a fabulous job by spreading awareness on mental health Pooja. Sometimes its really difficult to understand or even realize who is suffering from what. Your posts are helpful and informative in many ways. Keep up the great work.

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  26. You have expressed the angst of a patient of bipolar disorder beautifully...

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  27. I love how you weave poetry into not only explaining what the disorder is about but also generating empathy in the person reading. This is we should be understanding mental health.

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  28. Mental health and problem are getting their due important slowly but yet the awareness is still quite low. #damurureads #myfriendalexa Damurucreations.com

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  29. Beautifully presented this very common Bipolar #mental health in poem, read your April’s post also on Bipolar and after reading this I realize that this disease is something many of younggesters and teens are facing in this competitive environment but sad part is neither they nor their parents want to even acknowledge that mood swings is really a serious problem to work on.

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  30. Wonderful expression! Everybody suffers mood swings but the limit of disorder should not be reached.

    #MyFriendAlexa
    #AditiReads
    aditikapur.com

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  31. Mental issues are still a taboo and people take time to address themselves who need help. But an awareness will always raise their confidence.

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  32. Wow! So amazingly expressed. You are talented!

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  33. Strange are the ways of God.Bipolar makes u question your own identity, fight urself and end up a mess.Mental health awareness shud be started on a war footing.#wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

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  34. We often worry about physical ailments and stresses, mental woes are brushed under the carpet. Great feat.

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  35. With a partner who suffers from bipolar disorder, I have seen it all, and my heart goes out to those who failed to get diagnosed, failed to receive the medical and emotional help they so need! :(

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  36. Wow. That's such a powerful post. Their internal struggles often go unnoticed.

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  37. Lack of knowledge is the reason behind acknowledging this disorder.
    #millennialscribbler
    #myfriendalexa

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  38. I feel that a hidden personality is there in everyone .. but for some it is more prominent.. your poem expresses the pain of going through this aptly.

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    1. Thanks Akanksha yes disorders are clinical mostly

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  39. Mental health is an ongoing battle.Awareness and timely help is very important

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  40. Manisha - Mental health needs attention and one should not ignore it. So much said in these few words.

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  41. Love the way you have put out this information and esp the fact that you have mentioned more details on the topic below each poem, wonderful job.

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  42. It is really difficult to deal with bi polar personalities . In fact mentally disturbed people are as difficult to treat as pathologically I’ll patients .... perhaps more complex even

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    1. Thanks a lot, though please use sensitive words while referring to them I would suggest

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  43. The pain of bipolar people is real and I so wish that people would understand that. You poem speaks volumes. Beautiful :)

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  44. Mental health is a serious problem. Thanks for sharing this. We need to create more awareness about it.

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  45. Wow! You have explained a state of mind by using very few words. It is the best piece I have read today.

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  46. Bipolar disorder is a difficult problem and you had shared an insight so beautifully in fewer words. keep up the great work, #Surbhireads #MyfriendAlexa

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  47. People with bipolar disorder face a lot of issues. You have explained them very well

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  48. Yes ofcourse we see someone else in mirror and wonder is it the same person we wish to be.
    Loved the poem to the core.

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  49. Ꭲhhis is a topicc which is ϲlose to myy heart...
    Cһeers! Where are your contaϲt details though?

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  50. most of the time i feel i see the stranger in the mirror a well written post

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  51. I am not bipolar but yes, I too feel that I am not what I used to be. I also wonder if this is who I ever want to be? Am I going to be like this forever or will there be more changes. Good read!
    Surbhi #surreads
    https://prettymummasays.com

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  52. That’s intriguing read mental health is less talked about issue, Loved the post and your unique writing style.

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  53. The agony of the sufferer is visible in the short poem. We should be ready to talk about mental health issues and raise awareness.

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  54. A very well written post. Thanks for sharing about these topics

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  55. The poem and the article along with it says a lot about this disorder which is becoming more common day by day yet people want to hush about it. The need of the hour is to get more exposure about this mental health issues. It is just like any other health issue which one suffers from and right medication and consultation for it can help people cure it. Kudos to your efforts. Really appreciate it.
    #readbypreetispanorama

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  56. You poem sodoes capture the essence of what you want to express.
    Mental health is a matter of concern.

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  57. This is such a big issue these days which really needs taken care of. We people are so busy these days running towards errands that we don't realise how much is there inside us. This is such a noce poem i would say !

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