Sometimes I read scientific studies. By “sometimes”, I mean all day. And by “scientific studies”, I mean random articles on the internet.
Aside from powerful blogs written by women in my shoes, my impression from reading recent ‘news’ articles about mental illness has been that the worst part of having a mental illness is having to face the “stigma” of mental illness.
I know that stigma is a problem. I know that my parent’s inability to help me is rooted in stigma. But, bipolar is also a problem. Having it hurts. It hurts a lot. and no amount of green ribbons is going to make that pain go away.