That was a rhetorical question of course.
So I asked … and you guys gave an overwhelming response! And when I say overwhelming I mean a slap in the face “Wow! Why the heck did I even say that?” kinda thing. I seriously felt kinda silly for even asking the question in the first place.
I’m glad I did.
Your responses reminded me to stop being so ridiculous and open my eyes to see that it’s not about me and it’s not about my insecurities … It’s about all of you! I started this site for a reason and it’s good to know that it was not done in vain. I wanted to help others and it seems to be what I’m doing. (WIN!)
So I just thought I’d share some of the reasons I REFUSE to be a quitter …
Karen T said, “Yes, you are helping people. I know this site has helped me a ton. It’s so good to know that someone else feels the same way or has gone through the same things you are going through. It’s my primary resource on bipolar because it’s REAL.”
Aisha said, “I feel like you are a breath of fresh air. When I began my research a while after I dived into the swimming pool of mental illness, I found the most frustrating thing was that the websites available mainly just focused on the medical, scientific areas of bipolar disorder. Very soon, I began to feel like there was barely anyone out there that knew how it REALLY felt. The internet is great for the purpose of general knowledge, but I didn’t know where to go to hear more about what the actual Bipolar community felt like. We’re not very large, or well-known/understood, we are hardly abnormal in the sense that it meant when people speak this way, and we needed a voice. And you gave us that. You started something beautiful and inspiring and encouraging that gave hope, at least to me.”
Nana7x said, ” I think [your site] is a much-needed resource for anyone with BPD. You know that this disorder is often frightening and can create feelings of isolation and loneliness. Your blog offers hope, understanding, excellent advice and more … Also, I loved the word, “bipolaree,” which I’ve never heard before.”
Julie said, “Your Ask A Bipolar site has helped me,when im down and out i can go here and google a word and read through the posts.”
Ginger said, “This website has been a great resource for me in trying to understand my bipolar friend. I asked a question a few months ago when she just out of nowhere stopped talking to me and seemed to be in a downward spiral and it helped me to understand what was going on and that it wasn’t me.”
Peter said, “All I can say is that I’ve found a home here & made a lot of wonderful friends.”
Charlie said, “I find it such an easy way to educate myself about bipolar and I love reading about the experiences of others. For me, on the other side of the world to you, your website helps me feel far less isolated. ”
Needless to say, Ask a Bipolar isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So bring on your questions readers!
And thanks … seriously … from the bottom of my heart. It means the world to me that you are able to benefit from our site.
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