Want an important perspective on bipolar? Watch this video.

A friend of mine sent me a link to the bipolarorwakingup YouTube channel a while back, and I’ve since then shared it with a number of other people, some of whom have diagnoses of bipolar.

I’ve read the book the guy who’s behind this wrote about his own experience, and I can’t say we see eye to eye about every detail (and if I were translating into my own words, the language would be lower on the woo-woo scale), but I think the basic perspective he’s offering on mental illness is an extremely important one.  His videos do a much better job of explaining than I could do justice to in a short post, so just watch.  It may be one of the more mind-altering things you’ve seen recently:

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