In 2004, I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1. The diagnosis was long overdue. Years of struggling with crippling depression and anxiety had taken their toll.
Afterwards, I sought to improve my sense of self-worth by becoming an advocate for others who struggle with a mental health disorder.
This past year, the changing nature of my condition forced me to face my long-held sense of shame and self-contempt and find a new path forward.The diagnosis of bipolar came following my admission to a local hospital while I was suffering from a psychotic episode.Read more on mind.org.uk