Growing up with a mother with bipolar, Eric shares what it was like to live in fear of setting her off and being part of a tight-knit neighbourhood where their perceptions of his mother and his home life caused him hurt.
Jeanné, diagnosed with Bipolar I, supported herself until she had a nervous breakdown. Now homeless and ill, she couldn’t get agency support because in the past she was high-functioning. Who would help her?
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.