Retreat Not Defeat: Self-Stigma and Mental Health

October 13, 2014 4:29 PM

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Retreat Not Defeat: Self-Stigma and Mental Health

I have been stable for the past four years, but now my bipolar disorder has resurfaced. It could have been triggered by stress, meds or the weather change -- or equal parts of all of these things -- but the reality is that I'm unwell.

Saturday highlighted this, as I was in a full hypomanic episode. Upon reflection, it had been building all week but I didn't realize it. I had been having extreme anxiety all week and had been very agitated. I wasn't sleeping and I was extremely volatile. By Saturday, this agitation and anxiety had ...

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