What It Means To Live BIPOLAR STRONG! By Dr. Elora Han

What It Means To Live BIPOLAR STRONG! By Dr. Elora Han

Sometimes life doesn't turn out as you plan. 

I learned this the hard way.

I was living a secure, comfortable life. Married and about to graduate with my doctoral degree, most of my thoughts were focused on the family we would start together. The baby we would have once I graduated. 

Then, life happened. And with it, sleep deprivation. And mania. 

An eventual bipolar diagnosis. 

The diagnosis was a relief. But in many ways, it was only the beginning: it took time to heal and get back to a place where I felt like myself again. It took many months — years even — of medication and therapy before my sense of self and balance were restored. 

Bipolar can bring with it many gifts, including artistic and emotional sensitivity and the confidence and vision to make art, dreams, and business plans come to life. But there is also a dark side — a side some of us know all too well. 

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