World BiPolar Day

World BiPolar Day

It’s the 2nd annual World BiPolar Awareness Day!

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What does that even mean? We are celebrating Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday! No one knows for sure if he was bipolar, but he was posthumously diagnosed.

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What is bipolar to me?

It’s a part of who I am, but not the sum of all my parts. I’m bipolar, but I am also a partner, a daughter, a sister, a friend.

I love to hear a good joke, but can’t tell you one to save my life. I love to laugh, and cry at the sappiest movies. I’m sentimental and loyal, and stand up for my friends more than I stand up for myself.

Coming out as gay way much much easier than coming out as bipolar. I still cringe when someone makes a joke – I’me never sure what to say.

I’m passionate, and compassionate. I get lost in my head sometimes but I find my way back with the help of my meds, my doctor and therapy.

I was diagnosed in the early 2000’s and am thankful. I am thankful for my diagnosis, for my meds, for the help I have access to.

I am thankful.

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