10 Fears of People Who Live With Bipolar Disorder
That’s why we asked our bipolar disorder community and mental health communityfor the fears they have related to bipolar. We hope, reading their answers below, you’ll recognize how utterly normal your fears are.
You aren’t alone in them, and no matter how true they seem to be… they don’t have to control you. You’re worthy and deserving of love and life every bit as much as anybody else is, I promise.
Here’s what our community had to say:
1. The fear of dying by suicide.
“That I won’t survive a depressive episode someday. I am only 31, and each time it gets harder. How will it be in two, five or 10 years? The darkness just gets darker with every episode.” — Jess D.
“My worst fear is that, in a mixed state of depression and mania, I will suddenly die by suicide because I believe I can transcend this life and make the world a better place. (I’m cringing at myself as I write this.)” — Jane M.
“I fear that one day, I will finally buckle and die by suicide. I’m not scared to die. I’m worried about how it would affect my wife, my daughter, my siblings, etc. No one in my family is mentally stable and I fear it would have a domino effect.” — Chisa P.