My Mental Illness Is Not Me


I was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II, but it is not who I am. I have symptoms of paranoia, hypomania, feeling invincible, not sleeping much, and mood fluctuation.

Here’s the thing: I am NOT bipolar disorder. I have bipolar disorder and I manage it with therapy, medication, acupuncture, a solid support system and the mental health community. (Sarah Fader)

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