Bipolar and Me, life story by Happyness Mumsy Mzulwini
"Then there were times when I would just be so happy! I wouldn’t care who does or says what to me. No one and nothing would spoil my mood. Yes, I’ve always loved people, but when I felt that particular way, I wanted to shower people with gifts, bring joy to everyone… go out of my way to ensure that I share what I felt inside! Sometimes that was the most uncomfortable feeling of them all because I’d have a problem sitting still, almost like a hyperactive kid! Maybe I’d have to be serious about something, but all I’d want to do would be to talk!"
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bipolar Disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world. However many people either have a misconception about the disorder or are unaware of its existence.