This was inspired by a post I just read from another blogger with bipolar disorder.
When someone who doesn’t experience mental illness or bipolar disorder specifically asks me what is it like; this is what I say;
I tell them that for 6 months I’m highly productive, driven, outgoing and on my game. I have little tolerance for others and I’m terribly brash and I need far less sleep.
While for the remaining 6 months I am basically a bear hibernating. I have very little energy and zero care for anything. The apathy is all consuming and in the depths of it I’m terribly suicidal and dread waking up so I can’t sleep but I spend 10plus hours in bed willing my mind to rest.