I was diagnosed with Bipolar II and schizophrenia 3 years ago after i tried to commit suicide. I have been in the psych ward of many hospitals over these past years. My mom (who is Bipolar 1) told me that she saw the signs when i was younger. I have my mood changes and i am medicated although there are times that i stop taking the medicines and i feel fine for a month or two but the first sign of stress and i get anxiety, panic attacks or depression. Being bipolar isn't something that i usually tell people because it is hard for some to understand. I do take this one day at a time and try to make the best out of it.