Bipolar disorder can be a type of prison—literally. When I am stable, I am a law-abiding citizen. When I am in a manic episode, I can land in jail.
How does the mind work when in a manic episode? Here is an example.
Have you started hearing voices or love someone who has? Do you have a hard time getting any sleep at all? Do you sometimes feel so depressed that you can’t see any way out?