There’re just too many
What gene did I come from?
Who had it?
Twenty centuries ago?
I often wonder who passed along my Bipolar gene. Generations ago, a lot of people didn’t think mental illness was inherited, and even now, some families still don’t. Understanding the source of your illness can be challenging when family members have different attitudes and trepidations surrounding the idea of a bloodline carrying a mental illness. Fear, denial, and ignorance can take center stage.
Especially when it comes to the word: Inherited.