Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can cause dramatic shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels.
Approximately 2.4% of people live with some form of bipolar disorder, according to a 2011 survey from the World Health Organization.
If you are living with bipolar disorder, we want to know what you wish people understood about it.
Maybe you want people to understand what the symptoms of manic episodes or depressive episodes actually feel like.
Maybe you want to clear up some harmful stereotypes.
Or maybe you wish people knew that your disorder does not define you.
Tell us: What do you wish people knew about bipolar disorder?
What misconceptions and myths do you want to clear up? What do you wish people talked about when they talked about bipolar disorder?