I started this blog seven years ago, when I was 28. That was a decade after my diagnosis with Bipolar One.
I never fully committed to blogging because I was fearful that someone would find out my real identity. Fearful that I would become defined by a disease rather than my other accomplishments.
Now I am 35. I work a full-time job. I have great relationships. I live a (relatively) stable life. Bipolar disorder does not define me.
Nonetheless, bipolar disorder is a part of who I am. It’s something that I have to manage every single day.
It’s also something I’m not able to talk about with anyone other than a few close friends and my doctor.
It’s what I call a “lonely disease.”
With this blog, I hope to connect with others who share my experiences and offer support to those who may be in a darker place than I am right now. I hope to build up a community of likeminded individuals, so we can all be a little less lonely.
Contact me: yourbipolargirl[at]gmail.com
This site is not meant to offer health information or medical advice—for that, please consult your doctor. I am not a health professional. This is just my perspective.
This blog is anonymous because I’m not ready to connect my professional persona with such a stigmatized disorder. I do hope that, someday, I’ll be able to come out of the closet.