I read my first book on bipolar disorder probably about five-and-a-quarter years ago. It was The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know, by David J. Miklowitz, PhD. I already knew my diagnosis, I had for many years. I had sought therapy for the first time a few months prior, and was lucky enough to find the only professional I ever connected with, as therapists go.
I trusted her, which is not something I ever do, I cried in front of her and didn’t feel ashamed afterwards, I disclosed many things I had never before disclosed – even to friends, let alone some strange woman. Continue reading