Why I Say I have bipolar and I am bipolar

Why I Say ‘I Have Bipolar’ and ‘I Am Bipolar’

Bipolar disorder doesn't define me, and I'm my own person without having to label myself with the diagnosis. But for me, saying "I am bipolar" is just as freeing and empowering as saying "I have bipolar." If I were so concerned that saying "I am bipolar," would mislead people, I would question using the expression. However, I am identifying … Continue reading Why I Say ‘I Have Bipolar’ and ‘I Am Bipolar’

myths, half-truths and lies surrounding bipolar disorder

Myths, Half-Truths & Lies Surrounding Bipolar Disorder

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave!" -Sir Walter Scott, Marmion Let's dispel the myths, half-truths and lies surrounding bipolar disorder and get the facts straight: NO, you aren't necessarily in either mania or depression when you have bipolar. If you can find a good medication regime and treatment (talk therapy), you can eliminate being in … Continue reading Myths, Half-Truths & Lies Surrounding Bipolar Disorder