I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (Axis II) and Borderline Personality Disorder. These diagnoses were a long time coming. I’ve been experiencing hypomanic states, depression, troubled interpersonal relationships for the past 10 years (I’m currently 29). My depression and hypomania have worsened during the past two years and forced me to seek help. I simply cannot go on living like this. I am currently not on any medications, but am working with a psychiatrist to figure out what’s right for me.
Unfortunately, the stigma of mental illness has prevented me from telling the majority of my close friends and family. I simply don’t want to be that girl with the mental issues. So this blog is my outlet and the documentation of this life-long journey.
Welcome to My Secret Recovery.