April 6, 2016

Coming out of the mental illness closet

This entry isn't exactly the easiest thing for me to talk about. Strangely I'm more comfortable discussing transracial adoption and racial identity issues than my mental illness. But I recently had my 4 year anniversary of knowing I am Bipolar- in other words, finally understanding, treating and being able to identify the thing that has caused me enormous emotional and mental anguish my whole life. I still struggle with feeling I deserve to be here, and my own doubts about social stuff doesn't help. But I'm responsible for my own happiness and my own survival. Part of that responsibility includes talking about this and hopefully helping someone else who might deal with the same thing.