Many (if not all) health conditions carry with them unwanted and often “embarrassing” symptoms. Usually, they’re embarrassing because they are misunderstood by our peers, though sometimes they can feel embarrassing no matter what.
Bipolar disorder has a smorgasbord of “embarrassing” symptoms from which to pick. From hypersexuality to uncontrollable shifts in mood, it’s easy to see why we find them so mortifying… even though, it goes without saying (and is easier said than believed), there’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. Nobody should be ashamed of what living with bipolar disorder looks like for them, and instead we should be encouraged to discuss it openly and honestly.