TBD | My advice to someone who has just been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Defying Shadows

Before I begin sharing my advice, I just want to say to anyone reading this that has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or any other mental illness, continue your fight and stay strong. Take it one day at a time.

I’ve written about my experience with being diagnosed with bipolar disorder (which you can read here.) I still to this day remember each every part of my journey to recovery as if it happened yesterday. Now, I’m going to be completely honest and blunt for just a moment. Being diagnosed with a mental illness (or any illness for that matter) is very scary – at least for me it was. But, along with that feeling of being scared comes a sense of relief. It’s a feeling of being able to have a reason and explanation as to why you’re feeling the way you are/have been.

Recovery is one of…

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