Eradicating Shame, Blame, and Toxic Niceness: What am I talking about?
Shame is what we feel when we think something inside of us is inherently wrong.
Eradicating shame is done by learning that it’s our divine right to be exactly the way we are … illness and all.
Blame is finding fault with … ourselves, our parents, our illness, heck everything and everyone.
Eradicating blame is done by taking responsibility for our lives through knowledge and understanding of ourselves and our illness. It’s also about forgiving.
Toxic Niceness is the chronic urge to please or placate others avoiding conflict at all costs.
Eradicating the toxic niceness of our Bipolar selves requires learning how to say no, asking for help when it’s needed and taking care of ourselves and our illness.
Eradicating the toxic niceness of those who do not have Bipolar Disorder is done through talking about our illness, thus educating the public at large and helping to destroy the stigma attached to all mental illness.