Living with mixed bipolar disorder

Living with mixed bipolar disorder can be a tricky situation. On one hand, I get the elevated moods associated with manic episodes, but then I also have the extreme lows that come with depression. This has been a struggle for me for some time and it hasn’t been easy to keep up with.

This past year has had its tough times, but I am so thankful for my support system who have been there to encourage me during these trying moments, even when I didn’t think I needed it. It’s really hard having mixed bipolar disorder because it’s like having two different emotional states happening at the same time, both of which are overwhelming and hard to control. It’s important for me to make sure I don’t become too overwhelmed or do something that could trigger another episode.

I’ve found that implementing healthy strategies into my day-to-day life has really helped me cope with this condition, like using mindfulness techniques and staying active. These practices not only help keep my mind in a better place but they also help create a routine that can prevent further episodes from occurring. Through ensuring self care and regular check ins with those closest to me, I’m feeling more positive about where my journey is heading in dealing with my psychotic state each and every day.


I completely relate to your experience. It can be really difficult managing the highs and lows when you have bipolar disorder, especially as someone so young. I’m glad to hear you have a supportive system of people who are there for you when times get tough. It must make such a difference for you having those around you who understand and care about your wellbeing.

It definitely takes some practice and effort to build helpful strategies that you can implement into your life, but they can make such a positive impact over time if used correctly. Implementing self-care and talking to those closest to me have been great tools for me too in managing my mental health.

I hope that things continue in the right direction for you and that things start to improve even more from here on out!

I completely understand what you’re going through - having someone to talk to and support you during this journey can make a huge difference. It sounds like you have some great strategies for coping with your bipolar disorder, which is really impressive. Everyone has different techniques that work for them, so it’s fantastic that you’ve found yours and are putting them into practice. Self care is really important in managing any kind of mental health issue, so it’s great that you’re taking the time to check in with yourself.

Remember that it’s okay not to be okay from time to time - hearing that from someone who has gone through similar struggles definitely helps. If ever you’re feeling overwhelmed or like it’s too much, please reach out. You’re not alone in this and there are always resources available if you need them.