Mom, Bipolar Disorder and a Confused 9-year-old •Nicole’s Story•


Bipolar. When we found the diagnosis of my mom at the psych unit in fifth grade I thought I understood what the illness was. Relating back to Katy Perry’s ‘Hot n Cold’ saying “someone call the doctor, got a case of the love bipolar”, I only had negative thoughts towards the illness. In all honesty the stigma is what makes this kind of illness so painful for all involved.

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