4 Tough Truths of Managing Bipolar Disorder That Will Change Your Life

Accepting the truth of what you must do to control bipolar disorder symptoms is not easy, but it can lead to remarkable self-acceptance and stability

Coming to terms with my bipolar disorder diagnosis is one of the most challenging processes I have faced thus far in my lifetime. I was 16, a week before my 17th birthday, when I awoke in the psychiatric ward of a hospital after having my first manic episode…the overwhelming feeling of confusion bombarded my mind.

Questions like, “Why was I there?” “What happened?” and “What was going to happen moving forward?” raced through my mind. I thought, “What is bipolar disorder and how do I get rid of it?”—frankly speaking.

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