Man, this is a hard one for me. Am I? According to doctors I’m not. But sometimes I feel so incredibly happy that it’s almost a high. But then some days I am so very sad I can’t function. Bipolar, or as it’s now called, manic depressive disorder, is characterized by manic highs and depressive lows. Manic can manifest itself in bouts of anger and rage too. Is that high happy feeling the way normal people feel all the time? When people hear the word bipolar they automatically think the worst. Like the “crazy” homeless person talking to a pole on main street. But many people live with bipolar disorder every day that aren’t that person. It’s a daily struggle, as is all mental illness, but it is possible with the right tools. So lets talk about that shall we?
Let’s have an open conversation here. Leave me a comment with what helps you get through the bad days? Are you pro medication? Are you open about your mental illness with family and friends? This is a judgement free zone so please share with me or if you just need to talk to someone, drop a “hi” and tell me what part of the world you hail from.