“I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.”

Kay Redfield Jamison – An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Welcome to Not Just Bipolar.

My name is Alex, I’m in my late 20s and I have suffered from bipolar disorder type 2 for many years, but I wasn’t diagnosed until mid-2020 after my second suicide attempt.

I started this site to share my personal experience of living with bipolar disorder. But as the title says, it’s not just bipolar. This is only one aspect of my life and I can’t talk about it as an isolated condition. It affects and intersects with every other aspect of my life and I want to reflect that.

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