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15 Texts to Send Your Friend With Bipolar Disorder When They Need It the Most

Written by Felix Kalvesmaki.

It can be hard to know what to say to someone with bipolar disorder when they’re going through something tough. It can feel like nothing you could say is right or helpful, like you’re helpless and don’t know where to begin.

What you may not realize, though, is that oftentimes, a text is a good place to start. It’s an easy, but important way to let people in your life know you care. It can make a huge impact, too. A few words can mean the world to somebody who’s having a hard day.

That’s why we asked our bipolar disorder community to share some text messages they would love to receive when they’re struggling. Don’t underestimate the power of these simple texts and what they can bring — they can truly turn someone’s day around, or at least make it a little more tolerable.

Here’s what our community shared with us:

1.

"Remember you're not broken, you're just simply wired differently."
Submitted by Mighty community member Shannon H.

2.

"The best you can is good enough."
Submitted by Mighty community member Anastasia S.

3.

"I love you and I'm bringing you chocolate."
Submitted by Mighty community member Alycia C.

4.

"I love you and I will fight for you. You are not alone."
Submitted by Mighty community member Michelle G.

5.

"What can I do for you?"
Submitted by Mighty community member Krystal M.

6.

"Thinking of you."
Submitted by Mighty community member Lynn L.

7.

"Miss your company, do you want to meet up sometime?"
Submitted by Mighty community member Ashley B.

8.

"I'm here."
Submitted by Mighty community member Mira N.

9.

"You're stronger than you give yourself credit for!"
Submitted by Mighty community member Crystal T.

10.

"I know it seems impossible, but you've got this. You've dealt with it for this long, you can keep going. It gets better."
Submitted by Mighty community member Carly A.

11.

"I'm here to listen, not judge you or give you advice because frankly you've heard it all. I'm a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and will just sit in silence if you need someone to just keep you company. Oh and I'm bringing you coffee."

12.

Submitted by Mighty community member Nettie C.

13.

"Hey, how are you feeling?"
Submitted by Mighty community member Bailey V.

14.

"I know things are really hard for you right now, and I know you're really scared. But I'm not going anywhere. I'm always here to support you."
Submitted by Mighty community member Paige S.

15.

"This too shall pass."
Submitted by Mighty community member Linda S.

Remember, it’s important to reach out to the people in your life who deal with mental illness. It doesn’t always have to be long either — a simple “I love you” can make all the difference. Make these people feel comfortable in reaching out to you, because you never know when they’ll need it.

What text would you like to receive on days you’re struggling with your mental health?