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“Hi all! My name is Amy I’m 22 and I was diagnosed with bi polar disorder at 19 years old. I had dealt with depression and anxiety all through out my high school years and was misdiagnosed because Bi Polar is often mistaken for other illnesses. One thing I want people to know is while people with Bi Polar do experience extreme changes in mood, it doesn’t happen around the clock. The medicines I am on do well with controlling my manic episodes, but I do still experience depressive episodes. My favorite thing about the necklace is it visually shows the light and dark in Bi Polar manic and depressive very well. If you are interested in bringing attention to a cause please use the code “AWARE15” to receive 15% off your purchase. Bi Polar does not define you. No matter how hard it gets just push through, surround yourself with people who you show that little glimmer of light. I am a senior in undergrad studying Vocal Performance and am applying to grad schools for Expressive Arts Therapy which I am very passionate about.” @autogamy_selfcare

 

"Hi! My name is Jonathan I currently live in North Carolina. I was diagnosed 8 years ago with Bipolar 1 and finally at the age of 28 feel comfortable telling people my story. In the height of a manic episode I was hospitalized. At the time, I didn’t have the words to explain what was happening in my mind and the diagnosis was devastating. All I knew for sure was that the mania was unsustainable. They kept me in the hospital for a week, and I was put on medication. I spent so much time embarrassed by my diagnosis that I didn’t share it with anyone - not even my family. The shame and stigma around these conversations kept me in the shadows. So after all these years of growth, I’m here to say no more hiding! I want people to be aware, because I am your neighbor and friend. I’m still a work in progress, but that’s ok. With therapy and my psychiatrist, my quality of life has changed dramatically. My AWARE necklace means no more hiding! When people ask me about it, I explain to them bipolar disorder is a part of who I am but it definitely isn't the whole essence of my being." @good_formy_mental

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