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Members of The Mighty’s mental health community share what make them #BipolarStrong


What Makes People Living With Bipolar Disorder #BipolarStrong

  1. “I am strong enough to overcome life’s hardest challenges, and that makes me feel so proud of myself.”
  2. “It’s made me feel a lot more comfortable in my own skin.”
  3. “This disorder doesn’t define the person I am, but it has defined who I became.”
  4. “I can do anything I set my mind to because the illness is not me.”
  5. “Being bipolar has been a lifesaver in helping my 13-year-old with mental illness.”
  6. “I love the mania. I appreciate all of the little things, and I have the energy to take on the world.”
  7. “Even though I don’t want to rely on a pill, I know I need it to get better.”
  8. “My bipolar support group helps me realize I’m not alone in this fight.”
  9. “It has made me kind and compassionate. It has taught me to be humble.”
  10. “Being able to acknowledge it does make me uniquely me.”
  11. “I’m still here through depression and mania every day. I’m still fighting.”
  12. “I’m strong because I continue on.”

What makes you bipolar strong? Tell the International Bipolar Foundation using the hashtag #BipolarStrong.

Originally published: March 30, 2018
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