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First hypomanic episode at 20



New member
Nov 18, 2021
Pixley, California
So about a month ago I completely stopped taking my meds which gave me bad insomnia which triggered my first hypo manic episode. I was manic for 2 weeks and I didn't realize I was manic until the end of the second week. Did incredibly self destructive irresponsible things during that episode. Experienced many delusions. Anyways now I'm in a depressive episode where I feel the incredible and constant urge to self destruct. I don't know whether I should seek help or.... It feels like no one really cares about me so why should I care about me?


Well-known member
Apr 20, 2019
Hi, welcome. If you haven't been diagnosed yet then you should speak to a doc and start the ball rolling.


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Mar 28, 2021
I don't know whether I should seek help or.... ?
Welcome to the discussion board.

If you have to ask if you need help, it’s time to get some. If you have a therapist or psychiatrist, they can help or direct you to help. Even your regular doctor is qualified to get you to the right people.

it’s important to get help quickly so things don’t get worse. Your delusions and self-destructive behavior are bright red warning lights.

If you think you might hurt yourself, call 911.
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