Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
— 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 ESV






Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation.
— Psalm 42:5 ESV

I started dealing with depression and severe anxiety in 2007 and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2012. After years of having suicidal ideation and having unhealthy coping mechanisms, I finally worked on my faith in God and decided to stay, improve my mental health and lifestyle, work on my passion, and live my life to the fullest.

I'm trying to manage my mental illness by living an intentional lifestyle; I started meditating, practicing mindfulness and gratitude, doing yoga, exercising, and eating healthy vegan food (although I sometimes drown myself in vegan sweets whenever I have cravings).

Living an intentional lifestyle has been working for me so far, but we are all in different situations so if you think you need professional help, please don't hesitate to do so. Professional help is always recommended, especially to those who are still undiagnosed.