I will keep this short and to the point, three years ago I was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder. My life was in ruins and I had nowhere to turn, I realized I could not keep living this way. When I had my appointment with my Doctor, it took about 25 minutes of discussion about my history, and my behavior for him to make a preliminary diagnosis. I have been on medication since, and I am putting my life back together. I cannot change the past, but I am changing how the future looks. It all comes down to being honest with yourself and admitting you need help. There is no room for pride. I am not ashamed to tell people about my illness, sometimes it is off putting, but it is honest and I have found that after the initial shock, people will ask you questions and want to understand. Be brave and be you!