About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder, but the illness is often misunderstood -- and people living with bipolar disorder often face a stigma. We teamed up with the International Bipolar Foundation ask people to share one thing they wish others understood about living with bipolar disorder. Here is what they had to say. #bipolar

45 Truths People With Bipolar Disorder Wish Others Understood

People share their experiences living with bipolar disorder and what they wish people understood about the mental illness.

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A nice infographic laying out both fact and myths about bipolar disorder (aka "manic depression") a complex mood disorder that is diagnosed based on the experience of manic episodes that are frequently mischaracterized or misunderstood.

About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder, but the illness is often misunderstood -- and people living with bipolar disorder often face a stigma. We teamed up with the International Bipolar Foundation ask people to share one thing they wish others understood about living with bipolar disorder. Here is what they had to say. #bipolar

45 Truths People With Bipolar Disorder Wish Others Understood

About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder, but the illness is often misunderstood -- and people living with bipolar disorder often face a stigma. We teamed up with the International Bipolar Foundation ask people to share one thing they wish others understood about living with bipolar disorder. Here is what they had to say. #bipolar

When family and friends understand how things are for those of us with bipolar, it helps move us along the road to recovery and helps us all live more harmoniously. http://www.bphope.com/points-to-ponder-help-from-parents-partners-and-pals/

10 Ways to Support Someone with Bipolar

When family and friends understand how things are for those of us with bipolar, it helps move us along the road to recovery and helps us all live more harmoniously.

So many people suffer from a mental illness and they are afraid to come out and say here I am get over it!

This is a quick video of how STIGMA can be attached to many mental disorders. Stigma plays a role in your life without you realizing it. In this video, it will help you understand what stigma is, how it may affect you and ways you can decrease it.

45 Truths People With Bipolar Disorder Wish Others Understood

45 Truths People With Bipolar Disorder Wish Others Understood

This is so true...but all we really want deep down inside is to be comforted and loved even though we are scared and feel lonely and isolated

BPD Things "Having to rely on others to comfort you because you can't do it yourself then pushing them away and getting angry when they're not there for you.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: An in-depth description, fact & personal experience.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

The basic information you need (& a little extra) to begin understanding bipolar disorder. Fact-filled with a splash of personal experience!

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