bipolar

Bipolar disorder; understanding the highs, the lows and the in between.

Chuck Hinson8 months ago
Lessons from a Bipolar Angel
Bipolar disorder, aka “Manic Depression”. In courtroom dramas, they're words often brought into play to describe a defendant's criminal behavior; in real life, I've heard them used as a crude verbal s...
Nancy D8 months ago
Living With My Bi-Polar Mother
My mother recently got worse mentally. It happened so fast that I felt like the ground was taken from beneath my feet. Just two days after my mother went into crisis, I had a disturbing dream: I dream...
A M10 months ago
Being in Love When You're Bipolar
The world of dating is an anxiety-provoking experience, even with the most seasoned of serial daters, but what do you do when your mental illness feels like an uninvited third guest? I've only been wi...
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Emily R.10 months ago
Beginning My Journey
"Fantastic! I feel fantastic, honestly! I've never felt better. I can do everything, I want to do everything—my tablets must be working. They must be." Yet they weren't. Looking back, it seems so obvi...
Sahra Penumbraa year ago
Bipolar Disorder vs Depression
Both bipolar disorder and depression are serious mental illnesses that can be crushing and even life-changing. Since many people with bipolar disorder were first diagnosed with depression before they ...
Sahra Penumbraa year ago
"Bipolar is Just an Excuse"
If you read that in an obnoxious and snarky voice, chances are you agree with me when I say that bipolar disorder is very real and not an excuse at all. I feel as if people that claim that it’s an exc...
Willa Whitea year ago
Five Things I Learned From a Bipolar Relationship
My first serious relationship was with a person who had bipolar disorder. At the beginning, she had yet to be diagnosed, but at the constant urging of me and other people, she finally sought help. She...
Lydia Catherinea year ago
In Case You Don't Understand
In case you don't understand, some things are out of my control. I equate having bipolar disorder to being forced to split time between being stuck in a hurricane and stuck in a dark cave. In case you...
Willa Whitea year ago
How I Got Diagnosed With Bipolar
The first time I ever saw a counsellor I was 8-years-old. My mother and father had recently gotten divorced and she thought it was a good idea for me to work through whatever hidden and not quite unde...
Willa Whitea year ago
5 Things Bipolar People Want You To Know
It’s impossible to have any sort of relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder. One minute they’re up; the next minute they’re down. They’re volatile. They are easily triggered, dangerous, and...
Willa Whitea year ago
The 6 Faces of Bipolar Disorder
Admittedly, bipolar disorder can be a pretty confusing disease. Having displayed symptoms since toddlerhood, I still don't understand everything. One of the most important things I have learned about ...
Willa Whitea year ago
Bipolar, Perseverance, and What You Should Realize
The craziest idea I ever had was that someday I would be a famous actress, attending galas and awards ceremonies, collecting swag bags and hanging with the who’s who of Hollywood. I was the star of th...
Ricky Brewstera year ago
Living With BPD
Eighteen years of intense mood swings, emotional breakdowns, and euphoria like this world has never seen: a brief synopsis of my life story. If you're reading this, I'm sure BPD (bipolar disorder) aff...
Saber A’lya year ago
Swimming in a Sea of Sorrow
Growing up I always knew my life was a little different from everybody else. My clothes were from the salvation army, my hair was in the same afro puff every single day of school, and my mom had bipol...
Andrea Paula year ago
Forever...
"...Now, and forever more, you will be bipolar." That's how he let me know of my diagnosis. This man I had never seen before just changed my life, forever. Let me back up. The year was 2015 and I was ...
But I'm Normal
My First Year of Medical School
Brook Ma year ago
Learning to Live After a Diagnosis
Ever since I can remember, I have felt out of place. Whether I was with friends, family, at school, or wherever you go, I always felt like I didn't belong. I even convinced myself sometimes that I tru...
Andy Halla year ago
Living with Hyde
So this is where I start. This isn't the beginning and I certainly hope it isn't the end so I am very aware it's a strange place to start. Well let me be clear, it's not the start of my old life, and ...