I got diagnosed with BP II back in March. I've assumed I was bipolar for years, but it was sticking me on Zoloft and getting suicidal and manic to the point of emergency hospitalization that kinda made my psychiatrist think twice about my clinical depression diagnosis. But it's been both a curse and a blessing to be diagnosed. At least now we know exactly what's going on, but now I'm officially "crazy" by society's standards. Lovely, right?
That being said, how do you/do you even tell people you're bipolar? I'm fortunate enough to only have had short manic episodes around family members, and I got pretty good at hiding my depression, so no one, especially my friends, know there's anything wrong with me. Should I tell people? I feel like I'm living a double life with my friends, but at the same time I just want to fit in. Ideas?
After all this has passed, I still will remain.
After I've cried my last, there'll be beauty from pain.
No, it won't be today.
Someday I'll hope again, and there'll be beauty from pain.