Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

What It’s Like Being Bipolar

Honesty from someone who knows

Scrabble tiles against a black background spelling out “bipolar” twice, once upside don
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I think my bipolar disorder probably started during my early teens, maybe around the time that I dropped out of high school, ran away from home, and started following some of the remaining members of the Grateful Dead on tour. I also started hitchhiking, hopping trains, getting tattoos, doing lots of drugs, and dating people who were way too old for me, among…

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