Illness Or Not?

I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder last summer, but have been pretty certain I was anyway since 5 or so years ago. My question is, do you consider bipolar disorder to be a mental illness or not? What IS a mental illness, to you? If you consider bipolar disorder to be a mental illness, how do/did you come to terms with the fact that you are mentally ill?
utuku utuku
18-21
Feb 11, 2010