Hi, I'm new to the discussion forums on the internet. However, I'm not new to bipolar. I was diagnosed in early 2005 at the age of 17, after being handcuffed by the cops. I'm not going into any details here really, but I can say that I've had a few manic episodes since then that weren't pretty. I've decided to write my bipolar story down on paper, so I can understand it better. I've also recently started a blog of my own. If you wish to visit it, you can by going to bipolardaze.weebly.com. I also want to educate people in general about mental illness, and help get rid of the "stigma." I believe I can do this by sharing my side of the story, and by educating people who don't know. I've had a lot of questions along the way, especially with all the religious thoughts that come with bipolar. I might not have all the answers, but I can still do my part.
Hi there, I think it's great that you are trying to get rid of the stigma of mental illness. I'm the same way. I try to educate and I'm very open with this illness. You can learn a lot here and make some really good friends. We all understand what it's all about, this bipolar and we can relate to you. I'm glad you joined. I look forward to your discussions and getting to know you. Welcome to the group!
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