Hey guys, it’s Hannah. The stereotypes about those of us with bipolar disorder or any mental health condition follow us every time we walk out the door. And I was around downtown today and I’m seeing all these people and it’s like, I have bipolar 2 and I automatically assume that the majority of people have this misconception about who we are. And it just made me think, I want to reveal some of the things that I want people to know about my life living with bipolar 2 disorder that’s probably the opposite of maybe what they think. And I’m hoping a lot of these can relate to you as well. I am an individual. This refers to the generalization of people with a mental health condition. It’s like we’re always being compared to everybody else instead of being looked at as one individual. Just because so-and-so does one thing that may be horrendous, does not mean that that’s the rest of us. And it is unfair and it sucks really. I am NOT weak. I am strong and I should not be looked down upon just because I have bipolar 2 disorder. Yes, I admit my insecurities and my flaws and my imperfections and my emotions but, in my mind, that doesn’t make me weak, it makes me honest. I am capable. I am creative. I had some bumps in the road and definitely face a lot of obstacles sometimes, but I do my best to overcome them. That doesn’t mean that I’m not capable of success. I am NOT a stereotype. I am NOT what you see in the movies; the deranged, weird, evil people. No! That’s for entertainment and this is reality. I once had someone ask me after I came out with my blog, “Have you ever thought about killing someone?” And I was like, not until now I didn’t. I mean, no, I didn’t really say that but that’s what I’m saying is stereotypes are not good for anyone and they really, really hurt us. I am NOT ashamed. I am not ashamed to have bipolar 2 disorder. In fact, I embrace my mental health condition. I think it empowers me. And even though stigma and people in society want me to feel ashamed, I don’t. Obviously, I’m talking about all of us as a community. So it’s really important to share down below in the comment section what you want people to know about your life with bipolar disorder. You know, what you would want to change in people’s minds about mental health conditions. So I look forward to reading those and I will see you next week.