The roller coaster ride of bipolar

English: The Kraken roller coaster ride at Sea...
English: The Kraken roller coaster ride at Seaworld in . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One thing for sure, no two days are alike for anyone especially those with bipolar disorder.  Some days are like a roller coaster ride.  Some weeks are roller coaster rides and if you are lucky maybe you won’t have to change rides for months.  That means no roller coaster.  Just one ride for a while, then it changes to another.  Meaning you go for months sailing along normal or mainstream, then the shift occurs.  

The ride starts climbing to mania or goes down to depression.  Whether it is daily, weekly or monthly changes, it is a roller coaster because roller coasters climb up to a peak and then descend down.  Our mood goes up to mania and down to depression, then it returns to normal, going across.

A Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster at Wild Adve...
A Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster at Wild Adventures (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What ever part of the ride you are on, hold on.  Don’t just hang on because you may fall faster, but hold on, because you get a tighter grip.  Hold on to reality.  Hold on with all the strength you have.  Don’t let the ride get out of control by just giving in to it.  Fight like your life depends on it not to go down into the dark hole of depression or to the highest part of mania.

We know that with bipolar disorder there will be mania and there will be depression but we can get a grip on both with medication, psychotherapy and support.

We don’t have to experience the extreme of either end of the pole.  It is manageable.  Even though there is no cure for mental illness, it is treatable and treatment is imperative to living life.

Seek out and form a treatment plan before the next roller coaster ride if you have not already done so.

love to all, be good to you and purpose to have an awesome day

pb aka peanut butter


Author: Fighter

I finally accepted what people have been telling me. I am full of knowledge and wisdom and I am unforgettable. My word of encouragement since 2015 has been to let others know, despite the waves and ripples in our lives, Life is totally awesome, even with a mental illness. I believe my purpose is to encourage others, advocate for those around me who have not yet found their voice to advocate for themselves and educate those without a mental illness. If for one for minute someone laughs or smiles because of something I said, that is one moment they did not think about mental illness.

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