FROM THE VIDEO:
The Bipolar Time Machine – From Polar Warriors:
“Today I want to talk about something a little heavy…
I’ve had many many people mention the guilt, shame, or regret that comes from the things they did during an episode. There are a couple of common scenarios… First is “the insidious cycle”… We get manic, do something regrettable, and then have plenty of things to be depressed about when the depression comes. The things we did just make the depression even worse – until the whole cycle starts over again. The second scenario is where we finally get diagnosed, and start to question things that happened in our life. Was that breakup the cause of psychosis or hypersexuality? Did I lose that job or opportunity because I was symptomatic and didn’t realize it? Would my uncle still be alive if we only knew he had Bipolar Disorder?
If any of this sounds familiar to you – please find some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. That your pain is very real and shared by many people in the Polar Warrior community.
Take good care and I’ll be back soon with more Polar Warrior videos. Stay well!