Nicole talks about her experiences of #Bipolar , how her life has changed, and how she is happy to be alive and thriving.
I had given up on life and love, I felt there was no hope left for me. Life and my Bipolar just seemed to keep rearing their ugly heads and tripping me up, sweeping the rug from beneath me. I cared about my family but I didnβt care about myself.
I now realise that my love for my family is what saved me, I didnβt want to put them through the pain of me ending my life, it was all I had to hold on to.
Four serious sexual assaults and on the vicious cycle of higher education, work, illness, homelessness and hospital admissions because I kept running away when I was manic, from the frying pan into the fire, so to speak.
Iβve now been living in my house for nearly eight and half years, the longest Iβve stayed anywhere apart from my childhood home.
I now feel lucky to be alive and thriving.
Iβve realised the love from my family I have, which keeps me strong, I couldnβt have done it without them.
Read Nicole's story here: https://www.seemescotland.org/stigma-discrimination/personal-stories/personal-stories/nicoles-story
On Saturday, May 27, a dozen members of the Interior Designers of Nova Scotia will take over volunteer duties at Halifax ReStore, offering their advice and services to customers free of charge for the day. A fitting way to celebrate IFI World Interiors Day 2017, members will use the opportunity to educate the public about the role of an interior designer to create spaces for those who will use them, addressing matters of accessibility, sustainability and functionality.
Hope to see you there π