Bipolar disorder involves periods of manic highs and depressive lows. No two people are the same and the experiences – the length and intensity of the highs and the presence of depression – differ from person to person.
Also, bipolar affects more people than you think. As many as one in 50 people will experience it at some stage in their life. Yet, despite this prevalence it's common for people to make inaccurate assumptions about the disorder.
To help shine a light and reduce the stigma, we asked five SANE Peer Ambassadors to list what people get wrong and what they wished people knew about bipolar disorder.