I’m More Than My Brain Chemistry

H​i I’m BbqDad and I have bipolar I and PTSD.

B​ipolar disorder is an illness that can not be cured. It is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. Too much of one thing and I get manic. Too little and I get depressed. No one knows why the chemical levels are not stable.

I​ am not just bipolar though. 

Just like someone with cancer is not cancer. Or someone with diabetes is not just a diabetic. Or if I had a broken arm… you get the idea.

I​ am a honest and transparent man that is courageous to share.

M​y biggest passion is writing whether it be music, poems, and stories. I just love to write as it keeps my mind from running away in all kinds of directions. It is a way I curb my moods.

I​f you have a mental illness just remember that you are a human being first with hopes and dreams. 

“You are more than your chemical imbalances in your brain”, said Cherry Sharma.

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4 thoughts on “I’m More Than My Brain Chemistry

  1. I’m a big fan of you putting yourself out there! I have a degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education and required lots of biology classes–and you are absolutely correct! Your body is a big ‘ol bag of chemicals and it does fight to create an equilibrium and preserve itself in homeostasis…but some people DO have more needs than others. You will be a big face in ending the stigma. Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I don’t know all the science but I know this:

      My brain chemistry may be messed up but my hearts in the right place.

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