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This site was created to provide hope, support, and insight to those who are affected by bipolar disorder and mental illness; Also including support and educational information for caregivers and loved ones.
Bipolar disorder is considered a mental illness where those affected with the disorder will experience alternating periods of elation (mania) and depression. Bipolar not only affects a person emotionally, but it can also affect a person physically as well. It can affect their sleep and wake cycle, energy levels, thinking, and behavior. People who live with this condition can go through periods where they feel extremely happy and energized and also go through periods where they feel sad, hopeless, and unmotivated. Some may even experience both extremes at once which is referred to as a mixed episode or state. Irritability and anxiety is commonly seen in bipolar patients experiencing a mixed episode. More often, those with this condition tend to spend more time in a depressed state rather than in a manic phase.
It should be noted that not one person will experience bipolar disorder in the same way as another person will. Everyone who lives with bipolar disorder has their own set of symptoms, triggers, and will even react very differently to medications than others might. Some may only experience half or a few bipolar symptoms whereas another may experience almost all of the symptoms of this disorder. For example, some with this condition may have alcohol and/or substance abuse problems, but then another might not. It all varies.
Living with bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, can make it seem as if life is impossible, unfair, or feel as though one’s life has been completely taken away from them at times. One also may feel like they can never win over their illness or even begin to know what feels real to them anymore. Others may feel isolated, alone, and misunderstood. These are normal feelings to experience when living with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder. It isn’t an easy task to live with this condition, but hopefully this site can inspire and help others realize that they are not alone in this.
There is still hope for a more joyous and stronger future. Keep weathering the storm, push through the strength of the tides, take your time, relax, and breathe. Don’t let the strong winds knock you down. Get up, fight, and try again. You are strong enough. Keep pressing on, embrace the moment, and never give up. Life is a beautiful journey. In time, you will see.
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