I Hate Bipolar JokesEach time people say "You're bipolar" or "so-and-so is bipolar" I secretly cringe inside. Anybody that has lived with a relative with bipolar knows it's not fun.The worst of it comes when they are off their meds or when they're bipolar and don't even know it.The latter was true about my mom who didn't find out she was bipolar until I was 14 going on 15. On top of that, she also has schizophrenia. Before she got diagnosed with Bipolar 1, there were good days and hellish days. On her good days, she would get up and drag my two siblings on a car ride, no planning or forewarning. For example, she wanted to make a trip from Tennessee to Nevada, but only managed to get as far as Texas. Most of the road trips we took were completed, though very brief. But they were fun.
Then on the hellish days, she would be no fun. She would often stay in bed or snap at me or my siblings for no particular reason. Just looking at her made her angry. It was really scary.
But many people have not had the said experience above. Nor would no one want to. And if you are reading this or any other stories like these, I urge you to not joke about Bipolar again if you don't know.
montezia93 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 May 20, 2011