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What is freedom?
you or someone you love has
bipolar, you don’t need me to
tell you how bad it can be. The depression, the rage, the emotional
the moments of clarity that make it almost seem like it isn’t
real - and the
sudden crashes, when it gets so painful nothing else seems real but the
struggle just to survive. This is Bipolar. And of course, treatments
- except when they don’t. Meds that help, though too often
with intrusive side
effects. Friends and loved ones who understand… Yet who
still bear the brunt of
emotional swings. Bipolar.
Yet here you are, reading these words, evidently looking for help. And there is help, all around. The misery that is Bipolar DO is misunderstood and difficult to treat - but there are treatments. People live fulfilling lives who once only thought of ending theirs. A man, disappointed by 8 medications, tries a 9th and discovers a soothing relief. A woman in therapy faces her shame and emerges inspired to connect with others. A boy whose school counselor understands recovers his grades, and graduates. A girl prone to violent fits of temper reconnects with her family, who’ve finally learned that her moods are not personal - they’re biochemical. And they’re not her fault.
you understand these things
all to well, and hunger for
peace and relief and a good life, take heart. You are living in a time
offers more to support you than any other time in history. And new
treatment are cropping up daily. So look, and read, and listen, and do.
Take a chance - then take another. Reach out for that which
calls you. How else will you
your days, if not trying for a calmer, happier life? It’s
only the life you
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