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    lotus posted:
    I have been upset since I met with my sister in law on thurs. She has no idea about me. Is there an a resource I can print up, not to long, for them to understand bipolar II. She just laughed it off when I told her I was manic. She just said it was better than being in the hospital. Then they don't know why I don't want to be around them. Donna
     
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Hi Donna,

    I think NAMI does a good job of explaining bipolar - here is a link:

    http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Mental_Illnesses/Bipolar1/Home_-_What_is_Bipolar_Disorder_.htm

    Some people just don't understand (or want to understand) mental illness.

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