Post Edited (Jade11) : 2/2/2006 12:45:28 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks for the comforting message Ellie, I really appreciate it. For the most part my family is really supportive about me having bipolar. I have one sister that is not as supportive as everyone else. At first she thought I didn't have it. I kind of liked that, when I was in the denial stage of diagnosis. But then it almost seemed like she blamed me for the manic behaviors, and accepting the diagnosis. I don't really know what she thinks now, and don't really want to bother asking. She is happy that I am doing well, and that is enough for me.
I have not even told the friends that I have made this year at school that I have bipolar. I just don't know how they would react, and I don't want them to think of me differently. I think I would have to get to know them a lot better before I said anything. I have had friends in the past that have been supportive about me being bipolar. However, I have since lost contact with those friends. It might be just because we took different paths and lost contact. Although, I can't help but wonder if them knowing I had bipolar changed things. For now I am just sticking to talking to my family, the therapist/doctor, and support groups about this illness.