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“Wording as we can see contributes to stigmatization in society and culture as a whole. How we see a word being used in media such as television, on the internet and on the radio contributes to the attitude we attach to that word. The word bipolar is easier to express because it doesn’t bring up the same images as the word manic-depressive …”
Although Laymon is a 26-year-old who does “preventative screenings like clockwork,” , “the most frustrating part is that he can count on one hand the number of people who know about [his] mental illness” (Laymon, 2013).
To begin with, the patient’s medication is almost the center of her life. The vibrant hues of pills which she arranges by color every night before she takes them, is a constant reminder of her mental illness. Her nightly ritual, as well as her morning dosage, brings to reality her dependence on her “meds.”
“I was now afraid to love – or rather hurt another, Started feeling like a bad influence to my ten year old brother…. During a visit, my doctor read me out my file, Say hello to my new friend – Denial.” A poem as someone who took a decade to overcome their denial about suffering with Bipolar Disorder.
“Let us save our loved ones and not allow their manic or depressive states to be permanently combined with a liquid state.” Read more on how to care for people who suffer from substance abuse while battling Bipolar Disorder.
“‘You’re so bipolar!’ is said all the time by people who don’t mean it to people who don’t have it. It has become so normal to use that phrase that people have forgotten that being bipolar is not possible – because no one “is” bipolar, people just have bipolar disorder…a complex chronic condition, only to be diagnosed by doctors with the guidelines from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).” Get a general knowledge on Bipolar Disorder and how we can stop the stigma against it.