“When I was diagnosed with Bipolar I thought it was the end of all hope. All I could see is how it destroyed the lives of my relatives. However, a few years on from diagnosis I find that I am doing well.
My life is very similar to how it was before. There are a few positive things that this disorder has given me.
(1) I am more understanding and compassionate to people with mental and emotional struggles
(2) I am now highly motivated to protect myself and stand up for the things I need.
Before Bipolar I tended to put others first even to my own detriment. Bipolar has made me stronger in caring for others AND Myself.”