Why am I saying these things? Why bring it up? Why put it out there?
Many brave brave Bipolar bloggers out there…telling their stories…
There are people out on Facebook…trying to come out…coming out…telling their stories
Why are they doing it?
What does one more little voice, one more little story matter in the grand scheme of things.
It means everything
To those of you sharing your story with anyone in anyway…
just remember that you never know when you may save a life.
We get our diagnoses after enduring great suffering
Most of us do not know anyone else with Bipolar disorder.
We are alone in a room where we are ashamed to be and we can’t get out
far away from everywhere else
and everyone else
and everything else we ever knew
hearing that even one other human on the planet knows what you are going through
makes all the difference
Why am I doing this?
Why does it matter?
BECAUSE IT DOES
Because there are people who need to hear it…..
I want all of you to know that I keep hearing it from people
Keep hearing that it matters
There are lots of us
We don’t get a lot of breaks
We are a very crushed group of people
crushed by illness
crushed by stigma
crushed by the lack of understanding
crushed by the system
crushed by the unhelpful help everyone tries to shove down our throats
we are here
we deserve more
we have voices
our voices are not disordered
So everyone out there telling your story, telling it like it is, putting it all out there, trying to defeat stigma from your own tiny corner of the universe….
Keep on keeping on!
We might not change the way the world sees us…right now…
But I believe that for now we can at least change the way that
and that is a HUGE step
YOU ARE NOT ALONE