I’ve struggled with mental illness my whole life, and was finally diagnosed with Bipolar. During the covid lockdown, I struggled with school, a 60lb weight gain, and depression. I lied to my friend, and to myself about how I was coping. I regret that. With the help of my doctors and that same friend, I am coming out of my depression, losing the weight slowly and am determined to finish my degree. Bipolar doesn’t define me.