Does anyone ever feel helpless like they can’t fix what’s wrong with them? and why should you try?

Does anyone ever feel helpless like they can’t fix what’s wrong with them? and why should you try?

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Unfortunately, yes… I feel this way most of the time, and I’m sure many others do, as well… That may be because there is no way to definitively ‘fix’ what is wrong… Bipolar is a life long illness… But there are ways to manage it and to live a happy life. For example, you can take medicines.  These will help regulate your mood and keep you from having such intense mood swings… You may still have some mood swings, but you won’t go nearly as high/low as you would without the meds… And they won’t happen as often, either…

Another way to manage bipolar is therapy, especially when you are first diagnosed… Therapy can help you learn coping skills to use when you are in a ‘mood’, be it a rage, mania, deep depression-whatever… One-on-one therapy helps to get all the feelings out in a safe, secure setting with no judgments and some good feedback… Group therapy helps in that you meet others like you, going through the same things you are going through… You can develop some really great supportive friendships this way…

As for why you should try… I struggle with this a lot… What’s the point in even fighting??? It’s just going to happen all over again, right??? Wrong… Sure, you’ll have some of the same struggles and some of the same negative situations, but you can handle them in different ways-more positive ways…

There are times I feel that I can’t continue fighting because I’m simply not worth it… That’s when I have to look for outside inspiration… I have fought for God, for my niece, and for others… If you look hard enough, you can always find at least one reason to continue to fight and not give in to the helplessness… And, eventually, after fighting for others, you will find reason to fight for yourself…

I hope this has helped some… God bless!!!

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  1. Sometimes, it’s easy to feel hopeless about fighting, especially at the beginning of a diagnosis or before treatment has started helping. I feel this way about my depression sometimes. “What’s the point of fighting when I’m just going to feel miserable?” I have to keep telling myself that it CAN and WILL get better. It just takes time and work. Mostly I try not to be too hard on myself, and it helps to have at least one unconditionally supportive person in your life. Sometimes that’s me, and sometimes I have to look for someone else.

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