I started using Bearable because my mental health was tanking as a uni student during COVID lockdowns. I wanted more insight into what I could do to feel better. I also wanted a record of my symptoms, as when I speak to health professionals I tend to downplay my struggles if I don’t have ‘hard evidence’ to back things up!
Bearable helps me to communicate better with my treatment team (GP, psychologist, and occasional psychiatrist). See how factors like my menstrual cycle, participation in hobbies, and alcohol consumption affect my mood, energy and sleep.
My ultimate goal is to use Bearable to reach a place with my mental health where I’m able to work enough to support myself and still enjoy life.
I would recommend Bearable to other people that are neurodivergent (I have ADHD).
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