bipolar disorder

  1. Nick

    Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA) 2022-05-28

    Our Vision The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). Our Mission DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
  2. BananaAnna

    Worst possible timing or maybe best

    I guess it depends on how I look at it. One word: MANIC Since my bipolar 1 diagnosis 6 or so years ago, I’ve always went on and off meds. Normally go on when depressed and off when mania sets in. When I go off meds when manic it is usually because I start to feel I don’t need them. I’ve...
  3. BlueHealingHeart

    Bipolar Disorder

    I laugh a lot, sometimes out of nowhere. Sometimes people look at me like I'm crazy, but I know I'm not. I wish people would stop judging me. This is when I don't feel like socializing with people because of their judgements and eyes looking at me. Other times I'm so mentally drained and sleep...
  4. thefriendlygh0st

    How do I accept my mental illness?

    I have bipolar disorder. I struggle to accept the fact that I'm going to have this illness for the rest of my life because there isn't a cure and you can only manage your symptoms. It makes me feel permanently broken. How do you make peace with the fact that you will always be on medication and...
  5. Depressed in SF

    Bipolar 2

    I've recently been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder. For those who aren't aware of the differences between Bipolar 1 & 2, here's the wiki: I'd previously been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with acute...
  6. R

    I want to <mod edit - method>

    I've been stuck in a bipolar low since Thursday night. I was manic because my artwork and spoken word were being featured at a show at the university I used to attend. I was a star, I was on top of the world, I felt like god was inside me. Now I'm just really numb and I want to <mod edit -...
  7. Another-Social-Casuality

    Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder - A mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder some time ago, and I've been afraid to tell people. I can be in a good mood, when one rude comment suddenly sends me into an ocean of angry emotions. I'll feel...
  8. C

    Bipolar Brother Talking about Suicide

    My brother has been diagnosed bipolar and has threatened suicide for over a year now and even attempted it once, hes been brought to the hospital multiple times when hes depressed and it doesn't seem to help because they let him go after a few days. He doesnt take his prescribed medication at...
  9. hownowbrownchow

    I don't know what to think

    Hello everyone. I am very new to this forum but I still feel the urge to reach out as I have no one to talk to regarding my issues. This may be a bit lengthy and I do apologise, these things have been on my mind for a while and have not been able to share them much and cannot afford to see a...
  10. Magalee

    Could I be Bipolar??

    Five weeks ago I started taking Wellbutrin (generic) for depression. It seemed to help me after a week or two. Last two (?) weeks I felt fantastic, happy, hopeful, better than I've ever felt in my whole life. No negative voice in my head. I didn't have a care in the world and believed...
  11. R

    I don't quite know what is wrong

    Throughout my life, I've been Depressed, Suicidal, and diagnosed with OCD, Anxiety, Anorexia, and so on. I've always been really bad at asking for help and fairly resistant to the idea of going on medication (because of bad experiences being medicated too strongly when I was too young.) Now...
  12. ToBeAtPeace

    Time to throw in the towel

    The depression and anxiety has gotten to me, and this time it's not going to get resolved. Now, I just want out, and there is only 1 way. I called in sick to work in November 2015 because I was having panic attacks. I went back to work for a couple of days, where I had really bad panic attacks...
  13. Butterfly

    At what point should you be concerned about suicidal ideation?

    I apologise to all if this is triggering and for the length of this post, but this has been something that has been playing on my mind for a long time and I really feel like I need to discuss it to get it out of my system. I have suffered with suicidal ideation many times over the past 12 or so...
  14. undercoverlover

    struggling so much

    lately even getting out of bed feels like a chore to me. i am tired of dealing with abuse memories and anxiety. i want to die, but at the same time, i already feel like im dead. like perhaps i died after my first suicide attempt and this is just the afterlife (and it really, really sucks)...
  15. Butterfly

    Medication Compliance and My Struggle

    I wasn't really sure where to post this but I figured it would be suitable for the Suicide Forum, so apologies in advance. To cut a long story short, I have an issue with medication compliance and I stopped taking my meds before Christmas. I am not entirely sure why I did it. I just kinda ran...
  16. undercoverlover

    thinking i need medication again

    a while back i was on a lot of medication. i was admitted to the hospital for tachycardia and confusion and the doctors thought it was seratonin syndrome from the high doses of latuda and lexapro. my bloodwork was normal, but we found that with the combined extreme anxiety i was dealing with...