Today is World Bipolar Day.
In 1997, 25 years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar. For the first 5 years I didn't accept it. I felt it attacked my identity as a "smart" person. When I came to accept that it is a health issue, a medical problem that can be managed my whole life changed. I accepted my diagnosis, take my meds,sleep,eat right and do what is nessary to stay sane. There is more to my journey. Please visit my store to purchase my testimony:
There are great groups for support like NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since 2008, I have been volunteering with NAMI NYC www.naminyc.org in a variety of capacities including being a NAMI In Our Own Voice presenter and state wide trainer. Sharing my story of recovery and success hopes and dreams helps me stay on the road of recovery and I hope helps others come to acceptance of the disease and the fact that mental illness happens to people who look just like you. If you are suffering with mental illness know you are not alone and there is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact most of the most famous and highly impactful people who have lived or are living have had mental illness, such as President Abraham Lincoln, JFK, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Schultz, Janet Jackson, and Roseann Barr. So you are in great company. Well sorry for this long post.it just hit home that many people we know suffer in unacceptance and don't get treatment and that is such a hard place to be. I just wanted to say I understand and its okay. You're not alone I understand. On World Bipolar Day and every day you exist is for a purpose and have a reason to be your best self possible. Get help. Remember, Luke 1:37"for with God nothing shall be impossible!!!!"
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I pray that you are having a good Day and that God blesses you in Jesus Christ name.