“……………………………implore people everywhere to learn what they can about bipolar and other disorders. If people were more open to reaching out to those who need help, more people will recover. Insight is the key”. So claims Gabrielle Bryant as she reflects on her own battle with bipolar disorder as documented in her article ‘Insight is Key: My Journey with Bipolar Disorder‘ published on PsychCentral.
As the manifestations of bipolar disorder vary from person to person, Insight enables us to understand our illness more fully. With that understanding we can be more proactive when it comes to treatment or recognizing triggers that can set off periods of depression or mania/hypomania. Moreover, with insight we can be effective advocates for a greater societal understanding of mental illness in general, and bipolar disorder in particular.
You can read Gabrielle’s article here.