#Bipolar and Content?
I’ve always struggled with low self-esteem. Thanks to a toxic home environment and being chronically bullied growing up, my self-esteem was non-existent for most of my life. I began to seriously work on it several years, and I’ve come a long way. It’s been a long, tough road learning unlearning so much. And I still have much work to do. But I wonder: could I ever have good self-esteem and have Bipolar 1 at the same time? Is chronic self-doubt common for anyone with bipolar? Because sometimes when I feel my self-esteem and self-respect improving, it also leads to a manic episode. When this happened last year, I thought I was a genius and even became super paranoid; hospitalization for me was a strong possibility. I want to feel better about myself, have more self-respect, and be more confident. But how can I do that and not trigger any episodes?
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