I've just been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 Disorder and ADHD this year. I've always struggled with depression, mood swings, trouble focusing, impulses control, a temper, and binge eating. I knew something was wrong, but my family thought I was just seeking attention, that I was just a trouble-maker. They never wanted to address the issues or ask me why, and to be honest, neither did I. I finally asked myself some hard questions after a terrible year.
I finally asked myself some hard questions after a terrible year.
After my psychotic break, I sought the help I needed. I was terrified I would hurt my son or myself. Now, with guidance from my psychologist and psychiatrist, I am on meds that will help me cope. I have found the support my son and I have needed. I am now in college working towards my bachelors in English, a dream I never thought I could achieve. The two of us still struggle, and I am still learning, but life is looking up and I feel like I am one step closer to my goals and dreams.