I’m a person who suffers from bipolar disorder.
My mental health condition has given me one of the most intense experiences you could ever imagine.
I’ve had to go through all the highs and lows, including being manic and depressed.
But now it’s time for me to share my story with you so that hopefully we can both learn something!
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness in which an individual experiences heightened periods of energy and creativity (known as “manic” episodes) followed by periods of sadness or hopelessness.
The person’s mood swings are unpredictable- they can be mild to severe with no way of knowing how long the episode might last.
The severity of bipolar disorder varies from one person to another; some people only experience depressive episodes .
While others may have prolonged periods where their symptoms are more mixed between both mania and depression.
A lot depends on what triggers your moods – for example external factors such as stressful events or lack thereof can affect you too!
Stressful life events like losing someone close to you can trigger a major.