What It Really Means to Have Bipolar Disorder

It means being told your feelings are wrong, stupid, invalid.  Whatever the situation, you’re always told you are overreacting.  As if your broken heart is something to be ashamed of.  As if your anger is misled. As if your happiness is abnormal. And yes, maybe it is.  Maybe it always is.  But you take any one person and tell them over and over that they overreact to everything, that they’re “not supposed to” feel that way, and what does it do?  That’s right. It chisels the life out of them, chip by chip, until they don’t trust themselves or anyone else.  And there’s no pills to fix that.

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