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Michele’s Story

“…even though you have a mental illness it does not define you, you define yourself.”

Share your stigma experience.

I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder since 2010 I never knew or believed the doctors I thought they were quacks when I was given my first prescription I guess my anger took over I flushed the whole bottle down the toilet. It took me years to learn to accept the fact I have bipolar and I need this not throw my life away.

How did you overcome this experience?

Taking medication as they are prescribed has helped me a lot using my grounding tools like meditation and going to day program.

Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.

If I were to help others please take your meds as prescribed don’t make a dumb decision like I did……. and even though you have a mental illness it does not define you, you define yourself.

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