Living with schizoaffective bipolar is something that I have had to deal with for a long time, and it can be incredibly challenging. It affects me in many different ways, from my emotional state all the way to my ability to focus on day-to-day tasks.
I try and stay positive and focus on self-care, but I often have episodes of intense depression combined with manic episodes that make things difficult. I feel like my mind is constantly trying to pull me in different directions and making it impossible to stay balanced.
The worst part of it all is the stigma surrounding schizoaffective bipolar disorder. It’s very real, and yet so many people treat it like it’s not. They don’t understand what I’m going through, so they pass judgement instead of offering support. This makes me feel alone even when I am surrounded by people.
Despite the challenges that come with living with schizoaffective bipolar, I’m determined to continue managing my symptoms and staying strong mentally. With patience, determination, support systems, and self care; one can maintain healthy coping mechanisms and live a productive life despite having this disorder.