Email from a Sister wanting more information about how I deal with Bipolar

As salaamu alaikum sister

I read your post about love hurts, then read the title of your blog, and read a couple posts in relation to depression I just want to ask a few questions because I would like to know more:

what does it feel like from day-to-day to have bi-polar disorder?
how do you cope?
does it help to have support around you?
what is your diet like?
have you changed your diet to see how your mood has changed as well?
Jazakhallah khair
May Allah help ease your pain ameen.

Wa alikum salam Sister
I have answered the questions in the order you wrote them if you have any more questions feel free to ask away
I try and  doing all five daily prayers and I make dua several times a day some days the prayers are easy other days it’s hard and when I am really depressed I have to drag myself out of bed and do them.
Depends on the day some days are good other days are a real struggle just to get out of bed and get dressed
One day at a time some days just one minute at a time
Yes it does help to have support but sometimes even with support I still struggle
Very wholesome lots of fresh cooked meals and whole foods try to stay away from processed and junk foods
By cutting out dyes and additives it has helped my skin issues not really helped my mood that I’ve noticed

Loving You

Loving you is hard to do
All you do is make me blue
Your lips are cold
Your eyes are lost
But still I love you
Whatever the cost
I say nice things to warm your heart
All it does is tear us apart
This heart of mine is so confused
Torn and broken and abused
What do I do as the days go on?
I watch your heart turn into stone
and even though I am blue
I just keep on loving you

You alway told me you loved me
but little did I know
you’d stay for a while then go
You toyed with my emotions
and then tore them all apart
I never though you’d be the one
to try to break my heart
I know deep inside you cared
But you were blind to see
all the pain inside my eyes
When everyone looked at me
I didn’t know when the pain will stop
But until that day comes to me
I know my heart won’t mend

Poem about death ( for the ones whom passed away)

You never said “I’m leaving ”
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home