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Written By Seth Perry

Written By Seth Perry

(he/him/his)
ELCA Pastor -Devotional Blogger- Mental Health Recovery Educator-Living Well with Bipolar Type 1

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My Journey

Welcome to the ‘Our Stigma’ blog!

If this is your first time here, please take a moment to read this article. It delves into how my bipolar diagnosis plays a crucial role in shaping my approach as a pastor.

Devotion

I’m a Pastor…and a People Pleaser.

People pleasing doesn’t seem detrimental. Why wouldn’t you want to make other people happy? Have you ever considered the cost?

Article

The Kitchen Table

A reflection on self acceptance: Your kitchen table serves many purposes. Who’s invited? Have you left room for yourself?

Devotion

Airport Anxiety

I have felt anxiety as long as I can remember. In this devotion I will explore my relationship with anxious feelings.

Devotion

The Imperfect Pastor

I always forget that I am not perfect and I cannot achieve perfection. I meet a lot of people that struggle with this as well.

Article

Medication Compliance- The Basics

The most common question I get is about staying on medication. Read this to see what I have to say on medication compliance.

Devotion

My Diagnosis is not my Personality

A mental health condition can significantly impact your life. Upon receiving my diagnosis, I found myself questioning if bipolar disorder had eclipsed my personality. However, over time and through treatment, I gained hope.

Article

New Day Resolution

New Years Resolutions are tough for me. I try to make a “New Day Resolution” when I wake up.

Article

It’s the Most Triggering Time of the Year!

The Holiday Season brings a host of challenges to anyone in mental health or addiction recovery. Here are the five things that I do every Holiday Season to stay engaged in my recovery.

Article

Sobriety is not Superiority

I selfishly held onto the belief that sobriety was not only my path but the best and only path. However, this perception of superiority ended up causing me significant harm in the long run. I urge you to explore this article, as it delves into alternative perspectives and ways of thinking.

Article

Is your family dysfunctional or are they wounded?

I’ve long labeled my family as dysfunctional, yet recently I’ve started to ponder the validity of that perception. Through this article, I delve into the possibility that what I’ve perceived as dysfunction might actually stem from unhealed wounds within my family.

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