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I think I’m bipolar, but I haven’t ever been diagnosed. All of the things I read about it online make it out to be such a debilitating disease, and I feel like that can’t be me. I get mania and (more often) depression, but I don’t feel like it ruins my life. I find most articles and online resources to be extremely negative and prejudiced against the people they are (purportedly) trying to help. There’s a history of mental health illness in my family, but I don’t want to see a doctor because I don’t want to be medicated. So much of my creative work comes from my feelings, the good and the bad, that I fear if I were more stable I wouldn’t be able to feel inspiration anymore. Maybe that’s unhealthy.