Though this site is set up to view bipolar disorder in a more positive light, full of promise and hope, it is not meant to undermine the seriousness of this disorder in any way. As a person who lives with this illness, I can strongly relate with others when they say that this illness can be devastating and tiresome to live with as it is a difficult condition to diagnose, treat, and cope with in the first place. I would never dream of trying to promote bipolar disorder as a positive illness or condition that is wonderful to have because that would be a complete lie. Bipolar disorder can be just plain awful, terrifying, and debilitating at times, even during moments of euphoric bliss. For those who aren’t as familiar with bipolar disorder, this is crucial to keep in mind.
A few of the goals for this site is to help others by supporting them, advocating for them, fighting the stigma, and to provide a positive atmosphere surrounding a strenuous disorder.
Some may ask, “Is it even possible to “overcome” a disorder such as bipolar?” Yes. I believe it is possible to overcome and recover from a mental illness, but this is not to be confused with “outgrowing” or completely “curing” it. I, as well as many others, can be living proof of this.
I strongly believe that without positivity, one cannot heal, become as strengthened, or motivated because negative thoughts often leads to negative actions (depression). Let this be the change of how we cope with and treat bipolar and mental illness in general. A more positive outlook can bring upon a brighter future.