Hello ChrisPians! Thank you again for following me on this crazy journey of mine, we’ve had our ups and downs, our highs and lows and we’ve had our “Where the hell are we? Are you sure that was the right turning? Ok I guess we live here now”s. All the way through it, so far, you’ve been with me at tour shows, coming to clubs, sharing my jokes, messaging me with support and generally being amazing so now I feel like it’s time for me to give a bit more back.
As all of you should know I suffer with bipolar disorder, have done ever since I was a tween, I talk about it extensively on stage and am always trying to find ways to help other sufferers who aren’t as far along their mental health journey as I am. With that in mind I’ve started a series of videos for people like myself, people who aren’t wealthy or have high flying jobs or multiple houses, people who need tiny steps to help them manage their mental health issue, be it bipolar, depression, anxiety or any of the other multiple new disorders that are thankfully being recognised by medical professionals.
The biggest issue people have with mental health problems is that a lot of therapists treat it like trauma, trying to make you accept it as part of yourself when in fact it’s an illness and that can be damaging. I don’t accept that, I don’t accept that it’s part of me, as far as I’m concerned it’s a demon trying to destroy me and something to fight.
Here are the first four videos in my “I Fight Demons” series, if you enjoy them and find them helpful subscribe and share with others. Everything on the videos is a way I’ve managed my bipolar. Together We Fight Demons.