I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 18 years old. It was a relief to finally have a name for what was going on with me. For so long I had felt like I was just “crazy” or “weird” but finally having a diagnosis made me feel like there was hope.
I have been through a lot of ups and downs with my bipolar disorder. Some days I feel on top of the world and like I can accomplish anything. Other days I can barely get out of bed. The lows can be really tough to deal with but I know that with treatment and support, I can get through anything.
If you are struggling with bipolar disorder, know that you are not alone. There is help out there. Reach out to a therapist or support group. You don’t have to suffer through this alone.