Hi, I am new here. This is a huge step for me because I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 6 yrs ago after the birth of my daughter and it has been the skeleton in my closet. I have been on meds for 6 yrs. and the first 2yrs were very rough. In and out of the hospital and I needed ECT treatments. I have been stable now for sometime but still feel like I have episodes of hypomania which I will admitt I enjoy. I have wanted to out myself for sometime now. I guess it is society's stigma regaurding mental illnesses that keeps me in hideing. but I met someone today who gave me a new perspective. She said she was glad to be bipolar. That we are all unique and not boreing like everyone else. She said that being bipolar gave her the drive in her life to be successful. Of course we all have bipolar disorder to different degrees but I thought maybe I am special, I am not boreing. Depression sucks but my mania is great! (:
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