I'm 26 years old and was diagnosed as bipolar when I tried to kill myself the first time. I have been through many ups and downs and medication changes. I have lost my job, car, house and numerous friends. I am very glad to say that I am still alive and trying very hard to get my life back. I have a very supportive family. I won't lie and tell you that I'm happy because I'm not or that every day isn't a struggle to survive.
I was diagnosed as bipolar a six years ago when I tried to kill myself. It was probobly one of the scariest things I have had to go through. I had never been to a therapist or any kind of p-doc before that. I always thought that the depression was just sadness and I couldn't imagine what would happen if I told anyone about the hyperness hallucinations or the cutting. I have been on a ton of different meds in the last six years and I'm fairly stable.I am stable enough to attempt to live. Hopefully I can get better and get on with my life. I know it will always be a part of me, but I don't want it to control my life anymore.
Dec 26, 2008
Oct 28, 2013