Lets talk social media!

Hey guys! So I just got done with my social media class and it was definitely an interesting experience. Through out the class I learned a lot about myself, my condition, and social media. Well enough about that lets move on to the interesting stuff!

Did you guys know social media has been linked to causing more Social-Media-and-Mental-Healthdepression? ADHD? ADD? and other mental illnesses?A study from Ottawa Public Health, the city of Ottawa’s agency for health information, programs and services, shows that teens who use social media sites for about 2 or more hours a day are more likely to suffer from mental illness, psychological distress and some suicidal thoughts. CRAZY HU?? Well sadly its true!

But its not all bad, social media has also helped in bringing awareness to mental illnesses, and helped many teens voice their concerns, ideas, and get help through it! Companies such as BuzzFeed are doing their best to bring awareness to mental illness by having events such as Mental Health Week, posting videos in regards to it, and letting their viral fame be used for the purpose of letting others know they arent alone.

So I guess the opinion in regards to social media and mental illness depends on whose reading this.What do you guys think about this study showing that mental illness is linked to social media?

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Pinterest anyone?

Hi guys, so I finally discovered a lovely site called Pinterest! Its a photo sharing site that lets you pin things that you find interesting, and connect with friends and family! So I found a couple of pictures on this site that I would love to share with you guys, I will also be providing you guys with a link to my Pinterest board so you guys can hear what I have to say about the images, and what they mean to me!

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These are all very beautiful images and quotes that contain very useful information!Here is the link to my pinterest! Click me!

Reviews!!!!

So recently I read a couple of articles, some good, and a couple terrible in regards to mental disorders, and I would like to share with you some of them and my reviews about them! Enjoy 🙂

This first one is a very good one, its an article in regards to how some artistic genes can be linked to mental disorders! Interesting right?

Creativity May Be Genetically Linked with Psychiatric Disorders

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So if you or someone you know is in an artistic profession or environment, STOP what you’re doing and check this out. This article talks about how a very high percentage of people who work in the artistic field or are surrounded by it have a bigger chance of acquiring a mental disorder such as bipolar or schizophrenia!

  • So if you live in an artistic society you have a 17% higher risk off carrying a mental disorder variant.
  • If you work in an artistic profession you have a staggering 25% risk off carrying a genetic variant linked to psychiatric disorders.

Interesting right? Well not only that but we don’t really know what sort of creative gene they are talking about, so don’t panic. Many people consider themselves creative, and others just work in creative environments, so who really are the 17% and 25% of people? Well you should read the article to find out!

Click me to read the article!

The article below was one off the terrible articles I read…not only did it use a mental disorder as a way to insult a company but the cartoon drawn for it was also tasteless.

Is Apple Bipolar?

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Image by: TheJoyofTech.com

This article hopefully is just a joke, simply because its offensive. The author Charlie White wrote this article in regards to the apple stocks. He justifies his claims of the “Apple stocks” going up and down by calling them “Bipolar”.

  1. This article does not contribute anything into research, and its poorly written and named.
  2. The way he used a mental disorder as an adjective in trying to offend a company was very unprofessional.
  3. I could only ask myself after reading his article, “is this a joke?”

Sadly he is not the first not the last that will use a mental disorder as a form of expression. His article did not have any depth, and was very disappointing.  click me for some laughs!

This article below was my absolute favorite article! It not only talks about a great event for a great cause, but also mentions the great non profit organization behind it! Check it out guys!!!!

The Beautiful, Colourful Way Australia Supports World Mental Health Day

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Image by: Ryan Pierce/Getty Images

If you love surfing, or the beach this is a great article to read! Not only does this article talk about an incredible event that is hosted weekly by a great non profit organization called One Wave, but it also introduces you to them and their cause.

  • One Wave is an non-profit organization designed to help fight the back stigma of mental disorders.
  • They focus on bringing awareness to the cause by hosting events, like “mental health days” and spreading love and support.
  • Some of the amazing ways they help many people with mental disorders is by giving them support through communication and surfing.

Like I said before if you love surfing or going to the beach, and a great cause you guys should check One Wave out. You could really make a difference in someones life! Oh and one more thing, if you or a loved one have a mental disorder and need support they also have a great people in their organization that would love to hear you out. Here is the link to One Waves website Click me! Also this amazing article can be found by Clicking ME!!!!

Are you bipolar and looking for a job?

When I was a young girl all I ever wanted to do was travel the world and find a job that I would love. Growing up that dream slowly started fading away when I found out I was Bipolar. At the time I thought because I was diagnosed Bipolar that it meant that I was crazy, and that no job would want me to work for them because no one explained to me what it really was. When I started college I decided to finally stop pretending that I was “normal” and research what I had. tumblr_n90h2tlPQd1r1arpmo1_540Looking up Bipolar articles and information is a very hard thing to do, especially when you can relate to everything the person in the article is talking about. After much research about symptoms, and daily things people can go through I finally looked up what jobs bipolar people can take. The variety was shocking to me, there were so many jobs a person with this sort of condition could take without it affecting the condition more or their work. Slowly I started to realize that maybe I could travel the world through a career that would allow me so and would also work well with my condition and that was International Business and Marketing.

When I was researching I realized that maybe all the information im finding in regards to finding a job with bipolar disorder could be helpful to others. Many people think because they have a mental condition that they are limited to the pleasures and opportunities in life, but they are wrong. The world is a very open place, and times have changed and more people are willing to work with you even with certain conditions so you can achieve your dreams. Of course their are some things that any person with Bipolar must know before going into a job.

Here im going to list things you should know:

  1. Always let the person who is going to hire you know that you do suffer from a mental condition. You are not obligated to by law, but by letting them know they can work around your condition, give you extra sick days, and be more understanding in regards to certain situations.
  2. We work better as individuals.
  3. Calm environments are better, working in a hectic environment isnt healthy, for anyone.
  4. Do not let your Bipolar disorder become your excuse, you can do anything you set your mind too.

Now I only gave a very brief summary of things we should consider before applying for a job but this blog explains further if you would like more information. Here is the Link 8 career success strategies for bipolar disorder.

Another thing I learned during this research process is that people with bipolar disorder work best when they have their own businesses, that is one of the reasons I chose Int. Business and marketing. This blog also gives you some ideas on why. Finding work that works when you’re bipolar.

Lastly don’t ever think you are not capable of doing anything because you are bipolar. The world has changed and now people are willing to work with you to make sure you can become successful but no one can help unless you help yourself first. Here is a link to a website that really can help you in figuring out how you can help yourself over come some of the obstacles we have because of our condition. Not only will this site help you learn more about your condition but it will help you understand it so when you apply for a job you are ready to take on the world. Help Guide