Sound Off: 'I Was Diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder'

My entire life, I was a little off. My report cards read like, "Bassey is a good student but she talks too much" and "Bassey's a great student but she can't sit still." My favorite was the note from my 3rd grade teacher: "Bassey has a bubbly personality. I wish it would bubble only at recess." I was a handful as a kid -- too much energy and no place to put it. I lost myself in books because they settled me down. Gave me focus. Otherwise, I was all worry and anxiety and panic attacks and frustration and thoughts racing and inexplicable sadness and can't sit still. Too much...
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