3 thoughts on “10 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Bipolar Disorder

  • May 14, 2019 at 8:14 am

    on point 10.. No you don’t understand. I don’t understand it all. Doctors don’t always either. I can’t explain to you exactly why I feel like I do right now. We all need to accept that if we’re going to move forward in our understanding, treatment and acceptance of mental illnesses.

    11. I’m getting diagnosed with bipolar so I can get disability benefits.
    Trust me. They’re not much of a compensation prize. Although, I get why people with other mental illnesses that do not qualify want to. But still, “cheating the system”? That just adds to the stigma regarding all of us. (I know these things don’t work the same everywhere. I am not in the US)

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  • May 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    So so sooooo well said.
    And might I add; when you find out that we’re bipolar, please don’t stare at us with that frozen smile. We’re not landmines set to go off at your least movement or word. It’s ok, you can keep talking😋.
    In fact you could say something like ” I have no idea what that is like” and if you’re curious you can say “if you’re comfortable could you tell me more?”

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  • May 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Bipolar is a neurological illness it is no more a mental illness then Parkinson’s or stroke. But psychiatrist and psychologist often claim a non-organic view -meaning its al It’s all your headIt is often stated the cause is a chemical imbalance but evidence of that is still questionable. It is also claimed to be hereditary but few studies have done to rule out other factors, not every in a family is diagnosed with it. Some in the mental health field believe environmental causes the disease.

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