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We all have bipolar neurons -
brain cells with two processes.
Bipolar neurons process light

Some of us have bipolar disorder
where our moods chemically switch into two severe states
into mania and depression.
Sometimes we're fighting darkness
some days we're drowning in light
both are dangerous
both are debilitating
both can kill us

But we are all human.
We all have bipolar neurons and they keep us alive.
Some of us have bipolar disorder, which can lead us to suicide.

So next time you insult me for being bipolar,
remember that at a cellular level, your brain is bipolar too.
The difference is that my brain is cellularly bipolar
but it is chemically and structurally bipolar too.

Bipolar disorder needs your understanding
not your judgment.
This is a disease that brings us to our knees
this is a disease that can destroy families and lives.
This is a chemical reality that feels like a waking nightmare,
like trying to breathe inside antimatter and black holes
or feeling that euphoria, feeling like a celestial being, a supernova
as your sanity swings from pole to pole.

Have empathy and understanding.
Those of us with bipolar disorder
are just trying to survive.
And all of us have bipolar neurons
to process light.
I wrote this five minutes ago, after another person insulted me for being a "fucked up bipolar".

This is for anti-stigma and mental illness awareness. We don't have to be ashamed of having a disease.

No, you don't have bipolar. But you have bipolar cells.

Maybe I have bipolar. But that doesn't mean I deserve your stupid slurs. I'm not ashamed of myself. I speak out about this illness, because I live with it, and it's a huge part of my life. Sugarcoating it, hiding it, living in denial or being ashamed will only make my life harder. It takes a lot of strength to battle this kind of intensity every day, to accept help and go in and out of hospital. It takes strength to be open about that too. But it takes no strength at all to try to bring someone down for something they can't control.

Grow up. We're all bipolar. I'm just bipolar in a different way :)
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AnnaSaysDerp Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't describe how much I relate to this. I found out I had bipolar about 3 years ago and i've be struggling with suicidal thoughts. But now that my medicine is right im feeling better. Beautiful work! :heart:
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:iconrosaryofsighsx:
I'm glad you're feeling better :hug:
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:iconfoggypebble:
"This is a chemical reality that feels like a waking nightmare, / like trying to breathe inside antimatter and black holes / or feeling that euphoria, feeling like a celestial being, a supernova / as your sanity swings from pole to pole.

I was BORN with Bipolar. I don't regonize any of that, although as a kid I'd alternate between peeing every half hour and being constipated and super tired, to going weeks at a time without any sleep. I want to state that not all Bipolar people are like THIS.
BEAUTIFULLY written, though; I can almost see and feel these things you're describing.
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:iconsmileygirly86:
Love it... thanks :)
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:iconstradinov:
i like what u write, thanks.

i just want to add that bipolarity is an incurable disease.
it sucks, just like the one with a missing hand is unable to handle things,
we're unable to feel fine.
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:iconalecbell:
That anyone could make so asinine a remark is unbelievable. You have responded with dignity :heart:
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