After years of chronic depression, followed by a bipolar diagnosis, I learned to tell the biggest lie of my life — that I’m completely healthy.
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story.I’ve always been a terrible liar, ever since my mom caught me in a fib and embarrassed me in front of all my friends. Growing up, I also never got away with untruths, or even selective fact sharing.
I’d either get caught outright, or I’d crumbled under my parents’ cross examination. They could always interrogate me and learn that, yes, there would be boys at the party and no, there wouldn’t be any parents in attendance.
Once, I believed that my inability to lie was a virtue — that truthfulness made me better than others.