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Post by Kerry Martin, CEO and Founder, Hope Xchange. TRIGGER ALERT - if you're bipolar and have not yet seen this movie, you may find the first 10 minutes upsetting. If you would like to watch, perhaps have a friend or family member sit with you. Or, wait until you're feeling in the right space.
“They’re a pain in the ass to live with.”
"You just don't want to live here anymore. You don't see any light at the end of the tunnel. It sucks ... it really sucks. I hate it."
[ quotes from documentary ]
I would like to share the "Up/Down" bipolar disorder documentary — view below — in hopes that everyone educates themselves about what it is really like for someone to live with a chemical imbalance we in the bipolar community, myself included, did not ask for, much like no one asks for cancer. No one wants to be bipolar my friends and, indeed, I wouldn't wish it on my own worst enemy.
If you have a loved one with a bipolar diagnosis and you care about them, watching this video is a must.
This amazing documentary shares the layperson's understanding of what they perceive bipolar disorder is. It’s unsettling and scary to me that people misperceive our community this way. It describes the challenges bipolar individuals encounter and in particular what it feels like to be manic, depressed and suicidal, all in the words of those who live with bipolar.
Many brave souls speak openly and honestly about what it feels like to be diagnosed with bipolar, what it feels like to be judged by others who simply don’t understand and what it feels like to live without hope.