I am 31 years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar and Schizophrenia disorder when I was around 11 years old. I have been through so much in my life. Even the worst person wouldn’t wish that. I have been raped, Beaten, Used and Abused, Mentally and physically and sexually. I have been torn and broken. I have 4 kids and after 20 years, I am still hanging in here because my kids are my life.
I never knew I had a problem until I was thrown in jail then they started giving me all these crazy diagnoses and medication which made things worse.
I am a 50-year-old widow and I am bipolar. I was an addict and I was never dual diagnosed so I admitted myself into mental institution thinking I was having a nervous breakdown. I found out I was bipolar. My depression has gotten worse since last year when I lost my husband in March.
I'm telling my story today because I believe it is one that should be heard. My story begins with when I met my son's father. Eventually, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression.
A lot of people still think (incorrectly) BPD is short for Bipolar Disorder. BPD is short for Borderline Personality Disorder. There are major differences. I, and many others, have both BPD and Bipolar Disorder.
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I am an epileptic with bipolar disorder who was diagnosed with depression and suffers from PTSD as a result of various situations throughout my life. Since my birth all the way up until now (I am currently 27) it has not been in any way 'easy' living. Each day with this is very hard, exhausting and can at times be very confusing, as I'm sure anyone could imagine.
I encourage anybody that's going through depression to seek help. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for about 6 years. It's when your mood goes up and down and it's a problem. I noticed that when my mood went down it went to a really scary place. I was feeling hopeless and almost to the point of killing myself.