I've learned that, with my illness, I need to live a low-stress and peaceful life. With any severe stress or emotional pain I fall into a depression. I did counselling that helped me sort out the emotional struggle I had due to my mother’s suicide attempt. I learned to accept any and all emotions as part of being human.
So here I am, looking back on my journey. I have been levelled on medication for three wonderful years and have been free to do as I choose. And I’m happy to say that my mom, whom I love her very much, is my best friend.
About the author
Monique would like to use her experience of bipolar disorder to help others suffering from mental illness. She encourages people to reach out for help, because she sees a lot of hope for recovery and living an enjoyable life