1. Every time you say “I’m bipolar” people respond with a chuckle, until they realize that you’re serious.Describing someone as bipolar has become such a popular saying that I don’t even think people realize that it’s an actual mental illness. The depictions of people with bipolar disorder in the media doesn’t help either. People with bipolar disorder are usually portrayed as angry, over-exaggerated, constantly irritable, and un-approachable.
But in reality most people with the disorder are able to live productively in society just like everyone else. Most people can’t even tell that I’m bipolar until I tell them. And I actually choose not to tell people until I get to know them better, just to show that my bipolar disorder doesn’t necessarily effect my personality or how I interact with other people on a daily basis.