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"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you WILL find rest for your souls "

 

~Jesus

Renewing Your Mind Will Change Everything 

My name is Jeremy, and I struggle with bipolar 1. I have had two manic episodes that required hospitalization, after each one I experienced depression, anxiety, and a deep desire to give up. After the second episode I had no job for two years and stayed isolated and in my head for the majority of the following five years. I came to a point where I felt empty and began to turn to various things to fix the problem, nothing helped. Due to the isolation, I struggled with significant social anxiety and depression. 

The past ten years can be divided up into two periods. The first half I spent escaping and numbing the pain and the second half I turned to God, gave him my life and began to figure out how to deal with the pain and even grow from it.  Bipolar is something that makes life hard and it has brought me to my weakest. But it is in my weakest the God shows his strength. I have seen God work so many things out for good.  He has become my strength and has carried me through this difficult journey.  May everything I post and share on this site point to him for hope. 

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. -Rom 12:2

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phil 4:8