Hi, my name is Ty Cowan. I am classified with depression, borderline personal disorder, and bipolar 2.
The biggest things I had to come to grips with my mental health issues are if you let it control your life how many years of your life you lost to it. I am 26 years old. And have battle mental health issues since I was 18.
I have been let down by alot of people in my life. Friends, family, police, judges, teachers, supervisors, mental health professionals, and even worse myself. But in those times I am reminded how important it is to find people who do care and more importantly how to show up for myself. Even though mental health issues have completely changed who I am as a person from being outgoing and happy in school to being quite and antisocial as an adult, I am
learning to love who I am as I continue to grow.
Mental health to me robs you of your life and make you make decisions you normally wouldn't do. It makes you feel comply alone and feels like no one cares. Even though there are people out there that do. It make you feel like no one out there goes thou it, even though their are thousand of stories. Their are was many different ways that people cope with issues healthy and unhealthy ways it just takes time. And everything doesn't help each person everyone story is different. Every day is a struggle its something i will live with the rest of my life. But I am learning even though I may struggle that doesnt mean I cant live an amazing life.
I know my story isnt over it's just the beginning.