This journal covers my five year experience with bipolar. It includes hospital stays, psychiatrist visits, medication, divorce, disability, and insights into how I handled the stigma and label of bipolar. Being diagnosed bipolar was like being thrown into a dark pit and you have no idea how to get out. I had the American Dream and bipolar crushed it to bits. This story shows how your life can get flipped upside down in an instant with bipolar. My goal for this journal is to help that one person who has been diagnosed bipolar learn from my experiences.