are people who do not have insulation on their nerves,emotions and feeling. It's like a plugged in electric cord with the insulation stripped away leaving jagged nerves, emotions and feelings subject to highs and lows,ups and downs, manias and depressions. Unfortunately, there are treatments(dont work well) but no cures. Too,too many end up treating themselves with alcohol,pills,illegal drugs in a desperate attempt to deal with their daily hell. RIP Ghost.
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This post is invaluable. I work with kids and teens with mental health issues and at times it is difficult to get others to understand what they are going through. I would love to use this analogy to help teachers understand what certain students may be experiencing and why it's more difficult for them to function as school often demands.
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treated or inadequately treated. With treatment bipolars can do anything anyone else can do. The list of famous people who were manic depressive is long to include presidents. The message is it makes sense to adequately treat these people. It makes sense in terms of dollars and cents and it makes sense in terms of raising the mentally ill to their highest functioning level. These people can be so smart, so productive, so successful and achieve their dreams.