To all my friends and family
I have a mental illness called Bipolar Disorder. This means that sometimes I’m very happy and energetic and sometimes I am very depressed and sad. I also can’t control myself during really bad episodes. I may say or do something that irritates or upsets you. I may not stay in contact with you and I might avoid you. I don’t mean to. The disorder takes over and kills my joy sometimes and I don’t want to kill yours, so I stay away. Please understand that this is an illness and don’t completely define who I am. I would still like to be invited to spend time with you… I may need a little push though. Mostly I just need to not feel alone.