For Heather England, it wasn’t until high school that she realized her family wasn’t how families are supposed to be. Her father’s bipolar diagnosed would eventually lead to her own.
After falling in love with a man with bipolar, Wrae finds herself having to work through the grief of his completing suicide.
A woman shares her experience of trying to start her life over with her children, away from her abusive husband, and dealing with the symptoms of depression, anxiety and bipolar while finding little support in the system.
Shoshana Stein shares her experience of losing her closest friend while in high school and the state of mania that ensued.
A woman shares her story of having a friend in junior high who was diagnosed with bipolar. She had promised to be there for her “through thick and through thin” but by the end of high school she had pulled away, not able to handle her friend’s behaviour. This post is her apology.
Jessica Proven-Rearick felt two things when she was first diagnosed with bipolar and various anxiety disorders. The first thing was relief. Finally, she had a name for what she’d been going through. Finally, there was a real reason for her breakdown and her inability to continue college. The second thing, though, was fear.
Paul Illidge dove in deep to understand the term bi-polar, only to surface feeling more confused. It was a psychiatrist using the metaphor of being between two poles, and insight from reading about Orson Welles (who also experienced bi-polar), that led him to conclude what bi-polar means for him.