I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder at the age of 30.
I had lived undiagnosed for more than half of my life. I was often experiencing mixed episodes, was rapid cycling, and was rarely out of an episode. My depressions were deep, dark, and seemingly endless.
Shortly after my diagnosis, I decided to make an Instagram dedicated to sharing my story. I hope to dismantle the stigma attached to bipolar disorder and mental illnesses in general. I feel compelled to share my story with others so that my path may later be a map for someone else to know they are not travelling the road alone.