It can be hard trying to support someone who has a mental illness. Oftentimes you may not know how to help or what to do but here are some things that you can try that can make a big difference in your life and theirs:
Bipolar is a mental disorder that results in both manic and depressive phrases that last for weeks or months at a time. It is not having quick attitude changes within seconds, like social media portrays it. For more information on symptoms visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml.
Here are some tips on how to cope with being bipolar:
So something that is happening a lot on social media is things being labeled as toxic. I'm glad we are being more aware of toxic behaviors and people but I think some people are confusing toxic behaviors with things they just don't like. Just because you don't agree with someone's actions or words doesn't always make them toxic. Toxic behaviors are harmful, not just something you disagree with.
Here is an outline of common toxic traits: