Facebook Fridays are live sessions where CEO Simon Kitchen or media ambassador April Kelley tackle a topical theme related to bipolar.

This week (19 February 2021) April shares her experience and offers advice on what not to say to someone living with bipolar

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I hear which hit a nerve with me as someone living with bipolar disorder.

Some of them are innocent and usually said with kindness, but come from a place of misinformed. Other times, it’s damn right ignorance.

I want to know what people have said to you which makes your eyes roll, sigh loudly and potentially cry.

This stigma will only truly disappear once people are more educated, not just in what bipolar disorder is, but also the language you should be using around the subject too."