You think people feel "special" suffering from this stuff? How about feeling alone? Ashamed? Every day being a struggle? Constant negative thoughts to the point of exhaustion? Inability to deal with social situations? Feeling like a freak?Mental disorders are something people diagnose way too freely these days. I have known over a dozen people in my life that will claim that they have had some sort of disorder for attention or to feel special or different or something when in reality they were just lazy.
We do live in a society where those that are "different" are placed on a pedestal after all.
Basically what I am saying is I don't believe her. People with bi polar disorders are hard to be around and people generally seem to like her.
Yeah, really fucking special. In terms of proof, what are you looking for? A suicide attempt? Look at the stats, especially for young men now. Suicide is one of the biggest killers. Do you know how many of them are totally out of the blue to friends and family? Some people can hide this to the point that the closest people to them have no idea until it's too late.
Congratulations, you are one of those people that others are profiling when saying "people don't understand" and talking about the stigma still attached to this.