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I was diagnosed Bipolar II in 2008, though looking back I now know I suffered from it since childhood. It was difficult starting treatment, my wife was the only one on board with it, the rest of my family was not supportive, most denied the disorder even existed, some to this day. Things got worse before they got better. I went through the various trials of medication treatments, the associated side effects and trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, changing health plans frequently, and therefore doctors, did not help matters.
Friends-A Bipolar Perspective
Although I put family and my beloved spouse in a different place, I was just thinking of all my varied friendships so I thought I would comment on them and show how a bipolar lifestyle works in:
Getting Past the “Put it Offs” and Back to Living
Pregnancy and Mental Illness
Over the last 6 months I have been pondering a lot about coming of age in the mental health system. Many times I thought of how many different stages I went through and how I would have loved to know during each stage in my coming into adulthood and later that everything was going to be okay and I was going to make it through it. With it being a new year, 2013, these thoughts formed this blog post I wanted to share of my present self, writing to my past self.
You make it through this because you are me and I was you
A Call to Action
Is the Meaning of Fear Really F.rom E.xperience A.ccelerates R.eality?
A day of love.
But what does Valentine Day really signify?
A day where you open your heart to someone
Someone you admire.
Someone you always wish the best for.
Someone who has been there for you thin and thick.
Why not this year, you open your hearts to yourself!
Praise your internal love and wellbeing for yourself.
Admire yourself for how far you’ve come.
Bipolar II Hypomania: The Catalog Sweater That Doesn't Quite Fit
How Forgiveness Changed Bipolar Disorder for Me