There is a treatment for a bipolar episode, things to make the person feel better.
There’s a chance you won’t actually notice whether we’re feeling high or low – because many of us have learned how to cover it with ease as a way to avoid talking about it.
Mania doesn’t mean we’re going crazy, that we’re going to do something absolutely absurd or that we’re going to get violent or be incredibly nasty to you.
Mania often means we’re thinking about things at a fast pace, having ‘great ideas’ every other second and thinking we can rule the world. For example, doing things like getting tattoos or piercings that we may not have thought about beforehand or spending a lot of money.
The lows that bipolar offers are not simply a day of not wanting to get out of bed.
They can last for long periods of time and can make us feel as though there is no point to life.