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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 06:25 PM

10. Life isn't over.

It's manageable, you are not your illness. It's kind of like having diabetes, except it's your emotions that get out of control. There's pills that are light years ahead of what they used to be, and a real hurdle for people with bipolar is to deny they have it, and to just go la-de-da manic. Don't make that mistake.

Think of every movie/show you've seen about mental illness and throw it out the window. It's mostly over-dramatized crap. Sure, people are fragile in psychward, and trying to deal with things the best they can. But it's not like you can't laugh or have a good time. Heck, I know some people that go back, just to feel better.

Having an illness is like having a snake tattoo on your neck that you don't remember getting. You're either going to try to hide it with turtle necks, or you show it proudly and celebrate snakes. The trick is to find a good medium.

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