Author: Lisa Graas
•9/30/2002 05:23:00 PM
I laugh at my illness often. Personally, I deal with my illness quite well. I am in treatment and my medication works well for me much of the time. Unfortunately, not all people who have this illness are like me. Many of them do not respond well to medication and are physically UNABLE to "lighten up" due to chemical processes in the brain. A 20% suicide rate sets Bipolar Disorder and Depression apart from other illnesses. You are speaking of using one's willpower. The opinion that you have about bipolar disorder is one of the myths that many people believe. Popcak is a professional. Your comments do not bother me nearly as much as his do even though yours are much more blatant. He should retract his comments. ~Love from Lisa~

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