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    The View Is Great

    Yesterday I posted a thought titled "The Beginning of Hope." It was a thought of mine that I was once suicidal and self-harming at one point but had made it out to the other side, I am now happy.

    First, I would like to apologize. I never want anyone to feel the way that I have felt- alone, rejected, and abandoned.

    Second, I am not a trained psychiatrist, and I sincerely apologize if I triggered anyone in any way, shape or form in my now-deleted post.

    Third, I want you to know that you are not a burden. You are beautiful. You are loved. No matter who you are or what you believe or what you do or what you've done. You are loved.

    Fourth, it does get better. Sometimes life feels like an uphill battle. Please keep climbing. The view is great. Make sure you're here to see it.

    #Depression #Bipolar1Disorder #Bipolar2Disorder #SuicidalIdeation #Selfharm #Mania #BipolarDisorder

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    Newbie✨

    Hi everyone!
    I’m new on the platform but definitely not new to mental health issues. I’ve been in therapy since I was about 15yo and I’m now 21. I’ve done a lot of progress since then and if I look back at how things used to be I can’t believe where I am today. Nonetheless I feel like it’s time for me to share stuff with people who can actually understand where I’m coming from without being one of my psychiatrists. So here I am! #Bipolar2Disorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #otherstuffwritteninmymedicalrecords

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    He feels the darkness coming.
    He hears the footsteps.
    He senses a change.
    He knows there is no escape.
    He runs.
    It’s futile.
    It envelopes him.
    Covering every inch of his being.
    Seeping into his soul.
    He know there is no escape.
    He gives in, welcoming like an old friend.
    The friend is unwanted.
    Maybe the visit will be brief.
    Maybe the light will come.
    He prays.
    He feels the darkness coming.

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    What musician or band have you loved the longest?

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    Comparing diagnoses #Bipolar2Disorder

    A friend of mine was recently admitted to a psychiatric hospital and he was diagnosed with bipolar 2. I've had my bipolar diagnosis for a bit over a year now and am honestly not fully sure what it means for me. Depression and anxiety were so much simpler!

    Now that I know someone with the same diagnosis, it has gotten me stuck in a bit of a thought spiral. If this is how someone else is affected by it in comparison to me, am I even bipolar? I know this is probably me being a bit paranoid and over-complicating things but when my brain gets set on something, I tend to have very little choice in the matter.

    I have moments of high energy where I am charming as all hell and then a minute later I'm absolutely exhausted. I count down the minutes until I can go home and crawl into bed. I indulge in impulsive behavior, I am asexual so luckily it's mainly just randomly starting a new hobby or impulsive buying.

    I tend to binge which is why I don't drink and actively avoid any form of addictive substances, I don't have the ability to do something part way. I make huge life decisions with a general thought of 'you only grow if you do things that intimidate you'😑 Like 90% of the time I'm just actively miserable and so tired I can barely function.

    How does bipolar 2 manifest itself? How do other people experience it?

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    Mindset

    These racing thoughts won't stop. My son tells me to think positively but as hard as I try the negativity implodes. Does anyone have suggestions? Thank you #Bipolar2Disorder

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    Are there any groups on here that talk about/support bipolar type 2? It’s similar but definitely different than the more common type 1, but I haven’t seen anything about it on here. #Bipolar2 #Bipolar2Disorder

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    Burnout vs moving forward #Burnout #Bipolar2Disorder #overwhelmed

    Soooo big things are happening. I am moving to a new country at the end of December. I will be an 11 hour flight from everyone I know. It's both terrifying and exciting at the same time.

    Unfortunately lately I have been slowly getting closer and closer to burnout. The most basic actions exhaust me to my core. It is as though I am a partially functioning person for max 2 hours in the morning and the rest of the time I'm just counting down the minutes until I can go home and go to bed.

    A lot has to be done to prepare for an international move and starting a new job at a new company. I have no annual leave left and my current employer only closes its offices on 15 December. I am honestly a bit scared of how I am going to manage all the pressure of my current job + all the things that go into this move + do well at my new job while suffering from burnout.

    I have months of long work hours left, then I get two weeks to spend Christmas time with my family and pack up my entire life and then I get to be in the UK on 2 January 2023. I have no idea how to manage this situation.

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is AllyOwl. I'm here because I have Bipolar II disorder and I'm looking for a community of people that are living with the same disorder. It can feel really lonely not having anyone in my life that has the same disorder (and has acknowledged it).