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Stigma from the Source

"Stigma = a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation"

I was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar disorder in October of 2007, six weeks after the birth of my second daughter.  I was thirty-seven-years-old when I admitted myself into a locked-down mental facility at our local hospital. While there, a psychiatrist met with me and within two minutes he informed me that I had bipolar disorder.

Everything changed.