S - posted on 04/01/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have Bipolar 2. I also have an awesome almost 5 year daughter. Sometimes it is really hard to hide when I am having a low. She will ask me why am I crying and I will just say my head hurts. I grew up watching my mom go through her bouts of depression and using alcohol to self medicate, and that definitely left an impression on me even now as an adult. I do not want my daughter to look back and sat "i remember when mama would always be sad and cry a lot". I don't want to scar her or have her feeling as she grows up that she will have to take care of me. I need some insight please!!!!!!!!!!!!