Staying Well and Staying Hopeful

Once people are diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the focus on symptoms, mood management, and wellness tends to overshadow some of the good that comes with the diagnosis. One key benefit is that it opens the door to setting wellness goals for managing your illness and improving your general well-being. We begin our last chapter with some examples of wellness goals to get you started. We'll also briefly discuss some of the positive traits associated with bipolar disorder, including creativity, ambitiousness, and zest for life. We hope to leave you with a sense of hope, empowerment, and encouragement that will help you play an active role in shaping how this illness impacts your life.

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