Acclaimed (and somewhat questionable) horror writer H. P. Lovecraft once said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”While Lovecraft was referring to supernatural horror in literature, the same can be applied to mental health. By its very nature, bipolar disorder can command a fear of the unknown in those who live with it.
If you’re reading this as a person with bipolar disorder, it’s likely you already know fear all too well.
Fear is a natural part of being human, yes, but that doesn’t make it any easier to live with. Whether you fear never getting “better,” being abandoned by your loved ones or even fear the “good days” with bipolar disorder, your experience with fear is not only valid,
but most likely common among others in the bipolar community.