Amy, 27, California, US

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“I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 13, and have struggled with it constantly.
Eventually, when medications didn’t seem to be working, I turned to drugs and an abusive relationship that only fueled my disease.

After years of fighting and losing myself, I realized that I wasn’t living for myself anymore, I was letting someone else run it.
I’m the type of person that needs constant reassurance that I am doing ok or doing things right. I have abandonment issues and extremely low self-esteem and self-worth problems.

I’ve been sober now for almost 6 years, but I still struggle daily with my insecurities.
I’ve been through more than I could ever express in words. But I have been able to rise above my expectations of myself and come out stronger than ever. I’m now married with 3 beautiful kids.

The reason I’m sharing is because I hope that if anyone out there is feeling like they CAN’T, I want you to know, that you CAN.
I still have my days that I feel like giving up, but they are becoming less and less.

Don’t ever give up on yourself, happiness is right around the corner. ..and don’t ever be ashamed of your illness, whatever it may be. It doesn’t dictate WHO you are ♡
be silly, be crazy, and be happy”

 

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