You can be bipolar and healthy. That’s a fact.

I’ve given this blog a new subtitle related to “living well.”

Why?

Because I want to play whatever part I can in making sure the world starts to realize that those of us diagnosed with a mental illness are not necessarily “ill.” Who is everyone? I don’t know: maybe the news media who talk about mental health and gun control in the same breath so often you’d think we are all–god forbid–violent; maybe people who say bipolar when they mean ‘crazy,’ maybe my ex-boyfriend.

What a strange concept: that you can have a mental illness and not be ill.

But it’s the truth.

I live a healthy life. And I have bipolar disorder.

This is possible: for me, for you, for anyone who has access to support and treatment.

Can you relate? If so, that’s fantastic. If you are suffering: know this: it gets better.

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