17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Are you familiar with bipolar disorder? It’s a chronic mental health condition characterized by periods of mania (intense high energy and reduced need for sleep) that frequently occur alongside periods of severe depression (low energy and mood).

Previously referred to as manic depression, it’s a disease that impacts roughly 40 million people globally. And many of them face significant stigma.

We’re spreading awareness through the words of those who confront condition. Below are seventeen quotes that illustrate living with the bipolar disorder.

Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 1 One of the things so bad about bipolar disorder is that if you dont have prior awareness - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 1: One of the things so bad about bipolar disorder is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you. – Unknown

Bipolar disorder quote 2 Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 2: Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. – Unknown

Quote 3 Mania starts off fun—not sleeping for days keeping company with your brain which has become a wonderful - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 3: Mania starts off fun—not sleeping for days, keeping company with your brain, which has become a wonderful computer, showing 24 TV channels all about you. That goes horribly wrong after a while. – Carrie Fisher

Quote 4 And suddenly I felt really tired like the world had drained me of everything that I had. - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 4: And suddenly, I felt really tired, like the world had drained me of everything that I had. – Unknown

Quote 5 I yearned to get better. I told myself I was getting better. In fact the depression was still there like a powerful undertow. - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 5: I yearned to get better. I told myself I was getting better. In fact, the depression was still there, like a powerful undertow. Sometimes it grabbed me, yanked me under; other times, I swam free. – Tracy Thompson

Quote 6 The mania is like wasps under the skin like my heads going to explode with ideas. - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 6: The mania is like wasps under the skin, like my head’s going to explode with ideas. – Alice Weaver Flaherty

Quote 7 And sometimes I just need to be alone so I can cry without being judged - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 7: And sometimes I just need to be alone, so I can cry without being judged, so I can think without being interrupted, so I don’t bring anyone else down with me. – Unknown

Quote 8 do I fear the sleepless nights - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 8: Do I fear the sleepless nights? You have no idea how long the dark lasts when you cannot close your eyes to it. – Tyler Knott Gregson

Quote 9 The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 9: The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up. – Patty Duke

Quote 10 Depression is a painfully slow crashing death. Mania is the other extreme - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 10: Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death. Mania is the other extreme, a wild roller coaster run off its tracks. – Unknown

Quote 11 Its having the motivation to change the world one moment - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 11: It’s having the motivation to change the world one moment, then not having the motivation to wash yourself. – Unknown

Quote 12 Im good for a while. Ill talk more laugh more sleep and eat normally - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 12: I am good for a while. I’ll talk more, laugh more, sleep and eat normally. But then something happens, like a switch turns off somewhere, and all I am left with is the darkness of my mind. – Unknown

Quote 13 At night I used to lay in bed crying. Now I just lay there with a blank expression on my face - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 13: At night, I used to lay in bed crying. Now, I just lay there with a blank expression on my face. I never thought I’d get used to feeling this way, but I did. – Unknown

Quote 14 Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 14: Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage. – Seneca

Quote 15 Suicide too often results from the impulsive nature and physical speed of mania - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 15: Suicide too often results from the impulsive nature and physical speed of mania coupled with depression’s paranoid self-loathing. – Unknown

Quote 17 Im fine but Im bipolar. Im on seven medications and I take medication three times a day. - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 16: I’m fine, but I’m bipolar. I’m on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I’m never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It’s like being a diabetic. – Carrie Fisher

Quote 18 Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. - 17 Quotes Illustrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

Quote 17: Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life. – Carrie Fisher

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