Today is World Bipolar Day.

World Bipolar Day is today. I myself struggle with Bipolar 2 in addition to my Cerebral Palsy. I have some friends who also do. I was shocked as soon as I discovered I was Bipolar, and it was some time before I had to admit that I am suffering from mental health difficulties. It’s hard on me dealing with each of them. Sometimes I have brain fog, making me not fully function, causing me to want to sleep, yet I can’t, so I watch TV and color. 

How does one get Bipolar?

  Factors that may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder or act as a trigger for the first episode include: Having a first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, with bipolar disorder. Periods of high stress, such as the death of a loved one or other traumatic event. Drug or alcohol abuse.

Periods of high stress, such as the death of a loved one or other traumatic event. Me, that’s how I believe that I got bipolar.

I know my triggers like hate load noises and on and on. Somedays, I just feel like going nuts. I have some self-hate and blame myself. All I do is live my life day by day, praying to god I won’t get worst.  

In addition to being an advocate for cerebral palsy and disability, I am also a #mentalhealthadvocat your #mentalhealthmatters, so I encourage anyone to deal with a #mentalhealthcrisis. Please #seekhelp! Don’t be afraid to speak up; don’t let fear of the stigma surrounding #mentalillness stop you from finding help!! #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalhealth #WorldBipolarDay #12monthstonationals 

This is Amanda F.

Published by Amanda Forry/Fino

Amanda Forry/Fino is a certified disability advocate, CP gal, and author of her autobiography, Eternal Sunshine of the CP Gal’s Mind. She is a disability rights advocate and active Alumnus of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities. She has also joined the leadership team and presented for the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, Training Alumni Association (TAA). She is a Va-LEND graduate and Public Speaker. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading and writing books and walking. Being a member of her church, she enjoys blogging on Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amanda lives with her family in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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