Here’s some of the things that having Bipolar Disorder as a business owner has taught me.
Be as honest as you can be about your situation, as professional as possible in presenting the information, and as mindful of other people’s emotions as possible.
To the mom who says she’s a failure.
There is a lot of stigma towards mental illness but I was involved in a situation where I felt it firsthand.
So you have reared your ugly head again.
Believe me things can get better with the right help and support.
It breaks my heart when I see or hear of people saying this to people who struggle with mental illness.
It’s been just over two years since I was diagnosed. I’ve learnt how to manage my Bipolar Disorder and I’ve been stable (with only a few bumps in the road) for most of that time.
I felt put down and degraded where I had been looking for encouragement.
What do you think when you hear the term “mentally ill”? Stigma can make it difficult for people to accept that they need help. I’m here to say, I NEED HELP and that’s okay.