Hey guys, it’s Hannah. So I’m going to name the three biggest challenges that I face living with bipolar disorder. Number 1: side effects of medication. Specifically, for me, gaining weight and extreme sedation. Now, this was really bad when I first got out of the mental hospital and received my diagnosis of bipolar 2 when we were experimenting with different medications. Number 2: Depression. Because the mania is also very bad. You can get yourself into bad situations when you just reach a peak, where you become irresponsible. But, you’re going up, up, up and the higher you go, the harder you drop. And last but not least, number 3: The stigma. The stigma that goes with having bipolar disorder is a huge challenge. It causes you to doubt yourself; you’re skeptical of those around you and their intentions. Are they judging me? And you lack confidence because you feel so out of place and ashamed. How I deal with some of these challenges is I keep open communication and honest communication with my doctor. Yo, doc! No energy plus 30 pounds equals lack of productivity, equals Hannah being even more depressed and in a bad place than before. What adjustments should we make here? And another thing that I have learned and have recently been working on myself – that goes with stigma and depression and feeling good about yourself – is surrounding yourself with positive thoughts, positive energy, and positive open-minded people. For example, I keep quotes everywhere. And one is on my computer. I look at it every single day because I’m on my computer all the time. And this is how the quote goes: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” I want you to go to the comment section down below and list one or two challenges that you face living with bipolar disorder or mental health condition in general. And thank you, as always. And I can’t wait to see you next week.