I love it when people talk about things that affect them, that can affect other people, too. Things that can be hard to talk about, but need to be talked about. I think talking about painful things can help make a positive difference in the world. So I'm proud of YA author Bobbie Pyron for her article The Perks of Being BiPolar.
I don't have BiPolar. But I do know what it's like to live with severe depression, PTSD, and DID (resulting from the child abuse and torture I endured) and it can feel unbearable, hard to live through sometimes. And sometimes it can be hard to talk about--especially if people judge it. Some people do judge.
But when someone speaks out, it helps to make such a positive difference--for people who've been through the same or similar experiences, and for others who never have, but ho might be able to understand someone they love or know a bit better because of it.
So kudos to Bobbie Pyron for speaking out!