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My name is Emily sheaffer, and this is my story

I am 19 and I struggle with Bipolar Disorder

I was first diagnosed with bipolar when I was 13 and it was terrifying I was hospitalized thats how I found out I hadn't slept in about 4 or 5 days thoughts were racing I didn't know what was going on with me and it hurt to see my parents scared and crying because they didn't understand what was going on either after my first visit to a philhaven the only mental hospital I ever been in several times too I was dealing with my bipolar but not in healthy ways I had picked up cutting from the hospital hadn't known what it was before then. It got better tho for until I turned 16 I was in and out of the hospital trying to get my meds right I had stayed out for 3 years and then had to go back in recently for a suicide attempt because of my now ex abusive boyfriend and I have been clean from cutting and just did it a week ago so I'm still struggling with things my ex destroyed my self esteem completly he was physically and mentally abusive towards me and I am a Christian and have strayed away but am working my way back but I know philipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and I'm still continuing my journey through this crazy thing we call life

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