Stigma Stains Story:
Christy is a mother and published author, diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder in 1992. Christine’s most hurtful advice came from friends whom meant well. “Snap out of it,” or “suck it up” or “get over it already” or offered “advice” like sleep more, eat less, look on the bright side and try harder. “I’m doing pretty well in my life right now, but it is because I work hard to be where I am”.