Making an Asset out of a Perceived Liability
Be apprised that the thoughts of a bipolar are not always your best allies in coping with the disorder. Talking to counselors and other bipolar folks who effectively manage their bipolar diagnosis as well as visiting anonymous online forums dedicated to supporting and treating this mental malady is so important. Feelings aren’t always facts and as for callous people who say hurtful things to the over-sensitive bipolar, well in essence they’re sicker than you are so try to forgive and forget. And if you think that feeling things much more acutely then neurotypical people do is something to feel shame or guilt about, that is no more than the stuff that comes out of the back of a bull. Perhaps you are more in tune with the real nature of this world than many other people.
Moreover, both famous and less well known boxers, soldiers, authors, astronauts, artists, leaders (Winston Churchill and Abe Lincoln; some believe that their bipolar natures were the key to saving their respective nations in their darkest hours), professionals, actors, and everyday heroes, are among your ranks leading productive, healthy lives. You are not alone. Fight it, manage it, and endeavor to see those curving mood swings (which will lessen with proper treatment) as your courageous signature through life; because you are assuredly worth the struggle. And we all know what a flat line represents anyway. Once you get to a place where you have learned to live with it to the best of your abilities, you can pass on what you learned to those still struggling. Make use of the links provided below to learn more. No matter how bad it seems at times, brighter days will be on the horizon with the hard work you do on yourself and the helpful assistance of caring individuals and professionals who are there to help you out.