Something I Am Proud Of:
Existing with bipolar disorder and other comorbid mental illnesses is something that I often remind myself is more than enough to be proud of. I am proud that I exemplify courage and resilience and refuse to settle for anything less than what I deserve.
Advice For Newly Diagnosed:
There are a few tips I would like to give to the newly diagnosed:
- Surround yourself with positive people.
- Live for yourself and do not feel obligated to let others impose their will on you.
- Be assertive with medical professionals and everyone else in your life.
- Take no shit.
- Remind yourself of how much of a badass you are for just existing!