I am bipolar, but I can get through it

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.

Hi Adian, I just wanted to say that your advice reminded me of something I have heard before.

I was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and I’ve been reading up on advice from others with the condition. I came across this piece of advice that really helped me: “You are not your illness. Bipolar disorder is a part of who you are, but it does not define you.” This was really reassuring for me because it reminded me that I am still the same person, even though I have this condition. I am not my illness, and I will not let it control my life.