I missed over 3 months of school and no

I missed over 3 months of school and no one other than the teachers really know why. I'm afraid to tell my friends to true reason...just telling them I was bipolar wasn't enough. They didn't get it...they don't know I was so close to death that I could taste it. I don't want to freak them out, I don't want to make them feel like I'm begging for attention, I don't want them to save me cuz I'm ok now...but I just want them to understand. How do you tell your friends you were suicidal?

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  • ok i have bipolar 2 and none of my frenz left me after findind out after i fully told them what bipolar was you should sit down and explain what bipolar is thats wat i did and ive stil got all my loving frenz love dianne hope this helps xx

  • you say that your Bipolar almost got you permanently

  • I am the 3rd poster. You are smart to be thinking about this. It's hard to say exactly what you should do and frankly, I am prettyfar removed from your situation. This site is anonymous, which is good, but it's not ideal for some things like serious advice. But, you do have some local resources. Talk about this with the person who treats you medically. This person may be able to discuss these issues with you or connect you to someone who can. You might end up just asking a close friend if you can talk sometime, then, when you are in a quiet place with no distractions, first get them talking. See if they're acting receptive to something important like this. If you get good vibes, let them know. If you don't feel comfortable, use some back up story in case you need to abort. Bipolar disorder is nothing you chose, and you should not feel ashamed of it. But you will need the support of your family and friends and this is something you might ask of those you let know. Good luck. And don't ever let yourself believe that you are somehow cured and no longer need to take your medicine. This one thing is the most difficult aspect of dealing with bipolar disorder.

  • 3rd poster, I am fully exceptant of my diagnosis and by 'ok' I meant that I have recived counsoling and medication.I am far from healed, and there is no cure for bipolar only aid. I am however in middle-school...not High School, which makes a difference I'm sure. Its just that...my friends tell me everything and I've never been able to put my trust into them like that. I just want to know if I was going to tell them, how would I go about it?

  • just tell dem wutchu think is rite if dat helps!

  • It is not your fault that you are bipolar. It is your fault if you decide somewhere down the line that you're really not bipolar, that it was just some kind of mistake, or that somehow you are "healed" from bipolar. This is impossible. As for your friends, my guess is that you're in high school. Well, frankly, high school friends may not all be as mature as they will be. Pick your close friends and tell them if and when you're ready. And be prepared. Some friends may not end up being friends. Others may be great friends.

  • lost...come find me

  • you shouldn't have to explain yourself to anyone.
    if they were real friends, they wouldn't ask. they'd just accept.

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