Bipolar Stigma: You Don't Look Mentally Ill

Bipolar stigma keeps people with bipolar disorder from getting the help they need. Imagine the pain many of us with bipolar depression feel. When you finally work up the courage to share it with those closest to you, instead of getting the comfort you were seeking, your feelings are minimized and guilt overwhelms you. That is one of the big problems with bipolar stigma. The way people respond to you can be very damaging.

In this video, I share 3 typical responses that people with bipolar disorder often hear and reveal a personal experience that kept me from getting treatment.

What things have people said that kept you from receiving treatment? Or made you feel guilty? Do a response video sharing your experience and send it in to or comment below.
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