As a survivor, I want to share that you are valid, you are loved and help is out there. Be stubborn. Stay with me.
My name is Faith, I have Bipolar Disorder with psychotic features. I am 25, I have 2 nephews, 4 nieces & when well enough I work with animals regularly. I am an empath. The thought of causing pain or harm is unbearable to me. I am not dangerous, but blaming mental illness exclusively is.
Warning: this post may contain triggers. Please avoid if you're triggered by posts about suicide and suicide prevention. Most of you know I struggle with suicidal ideation. This simply means thinking about or planning suicide.
A lot of people have been reaching out to me lately. I'm so grateful to be a safe place for so many.
This is just me. Not every bipolar diagnosed person feels these things. I just want to clear the air on some things you might not realize or know about.
Bipolar disorder doesn't have a face. It can affect anyone. My name is Faith. I have Bipolar I. I have been fighting for as long as I can remember and I will continue to fight. I am bipolar strong.
-a poem by Faith
Tomorrow I turn 25. Most people just roll their eyes and say, "shut up Faith, it's not a big deal." For me it is.