End Stigma: I am not my illness

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70722
United States
30° 50' 47.2992" N, 90° 56' 37.8492" W
Melbourne, FL
United States
70722
United States
30° 50' 47.2992" N, 90° 56' 37.8492" W

Bipolar disorder is a major part of my life

I cannot let certain people know

If my job knew,

They may search for a reason to fire me

I would be considered a liability

If a school I applied to knew,

They may think I cannot keep up with the course work

I would be set up for failure

If my peers knew,

They may think of me as weak

I would not make new friends

If outsiders knew,

They may think I am unable to be self-sufficient

I would not be taken seriously

These people are WRONG

I am NOT a liability

I am reliable

I am NOT a failure

I am serious about my education

I am NOT weak

I am strong

I am self-sufficient

I am worth being taken seriously

I am proactive in reaching my goals

am capable of life

I will never give up hope

 

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