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.