I pin this for awareness and understanding. I think every family member, friend and caregiver needs to read this. Do not let mental illness define your opinion of your friend or loved one. That is not who they are. You would not condemn or judge someone for having cancer. The same recognition, support, compassion, and respect should apply to persons who are mentally ill. IMO.
I feel like I've never recognized any of my symptoms as symptoms and neither have those around me and if I bring them up now people won't take me seriously and I won't get any help ;-; whatever life goes on
Quote on bipolar: A Bipolar Mind: You are either too happy, too sad or you just don't care. Finding the feelings in the middle do not come naturally. You have to fight every day to find them. www.HealthyPlace.com
I know this is not uplifting, but sometimes, just sometimes, I feel this way. Probably a few times a year and it's HORRIBLE....but it gets better and I still have the will to fight! Harder because it pisses me off that I felt like giving up......