3 thoughts on “World Bipolar Day 2015

  • March 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Elaina: Can I just say how awesome you are? This is an amazing posting and I’m so thankful for your courage in sharing your own story. As a mother of a 28 year old Bi-polar daughter who is one of the bravest people I know, I appreciate all that you have shared. Totally agree with the comments about judgement – we need more understanding, and more kindness. When did it become “okay” to mock, laugh at, make fun of, use in comedy routines, the mental illness sufferer and all that they go through? Would we do that to the paraplegic, the cancer victim, the blind, the deaf, someone with ALS or other difficult diseases or disabilities? Never. But because its a mental illness, its okay? Good for you, Elaina for bringing positive attention to something that can be hard for both the diagnosed and those that love them. You have made my day!

  • March 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Elaina:) THANKS for the timely reminder that Those Living With Bipolar Disorder Deserve Love, Respect & Compassion Like Everyone Else!:) Speaking from my own experience…At times, it can be challenging for a loved one/partner/caregiver/friend/non-(bipolar)sufferer to fully appreciate/understand symptoms & the differences between say unpredictable episodes/symptoms and the actual person/personality; thus trust issues can arise. It takes on-going education (and patience/compassion/kindness) for a lot of us to learn how to better be there for/support those we love/care about who are living with an on-going illness (such as Bipolar Disorder). It can be a sensitive (but important) topic for discussion…Thank You for Your post. Some successfully cope (with their illness) through humor..(e.g., Mental Health Humor http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/category)/bipolar-disorder/page/2/)..a kind, positive attitude and laughter can be good medicine for all of us, huh?

    Peace to You:) & looking forward to reading further posts; You have a great way with words.

  • March 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for being so open and bringing such a personal perspective to a disorder that many would rather not think about or deal with. My daughter is 27 she has cerebral Palsy and a cortical vision impairment, from an oxygen loss at birth. At 14 she had a severe psychotic break and was diagnosed with quick cycling bi-polar disorder( a bitch to treat as you know) She is a rock star with her meds and other care. She is 27 now and moved out two years ago and is living in her own home with care givers. Every day is an adventure…. Thanks again sharing this with her lets her know she is not the only one fighting this battle!


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