Getting to the place where you can be diognosed is a very hard road it nearly broke up my marrige but due to my dh overwhelming patience he just waited 6 long months for me to get beter and find the right medication for me.
People can be difficult to be around at times, I have the worst temper, but with the loving support of the community you would be surprised at what we can contribute.
Many actors, artists and musicians have bipolar disorder and I hope that one day that more of them will donate to charities that support these disorders.
You would be very suprised at the lack of funding and support the australian government actually gives to people with BD. Its appaling and its so needed.
I think there also needs to be support for the family and friends of someone with BD , because they are usually the most affected.
Another thing that is very frusrating is that the majority of people with BD can not access disabilty pensions from centrelink as our disabilty is not seen as severe even though many of us struggle to hold down full time jobs for longer than 6 months at a time.
Lets all work together to change this and remove the stigma of BD