Obviously, I can’t actually disclose any details here. But I can say that it was really nice to have an open, honest discussion with people experiencing bipolar and their loved ones. I didn’t say a lot- it was my first time and I wanted to get to know the group dynamics before I jumped in and started talking.
It was my first “group” thing since I was fifteen and I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy it or not. I wondered whether the whole thing might be a giant embarrassment with people using catch-phrases and psychobabble. It wasn’t. It was just a group of people getting together to talk about experiences shared, and experiences that have been different.