How do I tell others (family members, employers, boy/girlfriends, children) I have bipolar disorder?
Posted by Cynthia Wright on 05 November 2009 12:26 AM
Considering the incredible stigma associated with mental illness in our society, it is natural to be apprehensive about telling others you have a mental illness such as bipolar disorder. Newsstands are overflowing with negative portrayals of people, even celebrities, with mental illness and the horrific acts that sometimes follow a breakdown or an episode. Educating others about your illness is the best way to help end the stigma against mental health and also help others who deal with you on an interpersonal level understand you and your needs. We have an educational pamphlet, “Everything You Want to Know About Bipolar Disorder . . . But Are Too Afraid, or Too Angry, To Ask” available in lots of five, twelve, or more. To order a set, visit this link:
http://www.bipolarcentral.com/explainingbipolar/
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