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Another older comic from the “too vulnerable for Twitter” vault!
I’m bipolar. I don’t talk about it publicly very much. Inside you are two wolves: one doesn’t want to make a big deal about it because other people have it worse, and one is just worried about looking crazy.
They both win, usually.
Clinical terms aren’t always the most helpful for me in talking about mental health. For sure, there’s comfort in being able to put a name to something and knowing you’re not alone, but I always find myself feeling distrustful – are those terms really what I’m experiencing? Or am I just being dramatic? So for my own purposes, I often try to illustrate how I feel in other ways.
Sometimes that means drawing a lot of fire. Sometimes that means having a mini breakdown in the car while listening to 80s music and thinking damn, so true.