bipolar disorder

The Real Story Around My Bipolar Diagnosis (Video)

Hello wonderful people! Today’s blog post is both a huge deal and nothing special. Why? I am sharing with you the second-ever video on Slay Girl Society’s YouTube channel. I haven’t posted a video in six months. Why? Because I just haven’t had the energy to do it as I have been dealing with a lot of mental health issues stemming from my bipolar disorder and anxiety. But then I realized – my video doesn’t have to be fancy. I don’t have to write a script and create a storyboard and make it highly polished and pretty. I could just sit in front of the camera and talk and see what happens. So that’s exactly what I did!

Why is the video “nothing special”? Because while I share very personal details about my experience with getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spending time as an inpatient in a psychiatric ward, I pretty much ALWAYS share personal details about my life. So it’s nothing earth-shattering but nevertheless, I am very proud of this video because I get real honest and raw. Let me know what you think in the comments below! And if you want to support me, I would love if you would click through to YouTube and subscribe to the channel.

13 comments on “The Real Story Around My Bipolar Diagnosis (Video)

  1. This is so real and helpful. Thanks for doing this…

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  2. Mikey Kuplevatsky

    You. Are. AWESOME! Thank you for sharing! This was incredibly brave and helpful to us, as I’m sure it was to you, as well. The way you talk about this part of your life really helps people connect, understand and relate.


  3. This is truly a great, down-to-earth conversation with us – you explain everything so well. I think you’re extremely brave to put yourself out there. I can relate to that! 😉 I know your videos will help many people who are experiencing different stages of bipolar disorder and other disorders.

    I’ll subscribe to your YouTube channel!!!


  4. Thank you for sharing! This is a brilliant and honest recounting of your experience. I know what you mean about psych hospitals being a scary place, having been both a visitor and patient. It’s a shame that it is but I am glad to hear you still had people who visited you as did I (and I will always be grateful to them)
    Thank you again for sharing. X x x

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  5. You were very lucky that you got so many visitors at the hospital. The only visitor I ever got was my husband, even though many family members live only 25-35 mins from either of the two psychiatric hospitals I went to. My husband came almost every single visitor day for every one of my 10 psychiatric hospitalizations. Each time I was hospitalized he would call my father and tell him I was in the hospital. Each time my dad said “Well, give her my best and tell her to call me when she gets out.” Usually my hospitalizations were between 2-3 weeks each. Once I was in for one full month. When I still had a job, no one sent me a card like they would if I had been in the hospital for any other type of illness.
    I’m glad that you were able to discover your illness so young. I’ll admit that at 14 years old I thought at one point that I had schizophrenia. I had so little knowledge of mental illness, but knew something was VERY wrong. I had a crisis at school and was sent to a therapist, but at 14 so often they don’t recognize bipolar behavior because they first label it as teenage angst. I was formally diagnosed bipolar at 32, but basically told the doctor to “f” off. Only when I was 34 and hospitalized the first time did I start to accept the diagnosis.


  6. You are doing life right. Sharing your experiences will help so many people. Thank you!


  7. Samantha Melvin

    Your experience in many ways really aligns with my realization and acceptance of having bipolar disorder. One thing though–I have never found myself hospitalized, which, for that, I am grateful and extremely lucky. Thank you so much for sharing.


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