Our expert says:
Of course you are normal, but you don't yet feel like it. People could and would like you, but you feel convinced that they don't which discourages anyone from trying to do so.
Bipolar exists, whether or not your family believes in it - so does Mount Everest - it wouldn't disappear, or stop being high, just because they decided they didn't believe in it.
Fortunately, ou don't need them to believe in anything, for you to be able to get better.
Have you explored Lifeline, SADAG and other groups for some support and understanding ?
Have you revealed to your shrink just how despairing you feel ?
You know that you dotn't deserve to be harmed, and that any way you try to harm yourself could cause more damage to the situation without helping at all. And have you ever thought of the impact on the room cleaners and others when someone is found after harming themselves ?
The trouble with alcohol is that its impat is so unpredictable, and it makes one more impulsive and less capable.
Contact your shrink as an emergency, and make arangements to see someone to talk you through this crisis, and to help you reach a calmer and more positive state of mind
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