I'm brand new to this site. I have Bipolar 1, diagnosed in 2000 when I wasx 20. I am now 31. I have a very supportive family and husband. His family however is not so supportive. They are very much of the mindset "pull yourelf up by your bootstraps", "you talk yourself into this" and in the recent year even "I wish you would stop putting my son through so much pain". Right now I'm in a mixed episode, which extreme anxiety and racing thoughts and also some depression symptoms. I would really just like to talk to people who understand what its like to live with this illness, to try to be "normal", to try to manage it the best they can.
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