Bipolar Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO
Marvel has recently started to put in more and more personal details in their comics. Recently they have added a new one. Bipolar! In the unstoppable wasp they explain that the wasp has this mental illness and her father passed it onto her. It shows her feeling invincible and unstoppable with a sudden mood change to feeling vulnerable and somewhat depressed.
Bipolar is a genetic mental disorder that has a combination of low periods and high periods. The low periods are periods of depression, these periods can vary in time. The high periods are what we call mania. Mania is an intense feeling of confidence, almost as though you are unstoppable and you can do anything. You feel fantastic and nothing can bring you down.
The problem is the sudden change of these emotions. One minute you can be applying for jobs you have no experience in, taking out loans, buying expensive clothes and next your sitting in bed thinking about how life sucks and you shouldn't be alive.
People with this illness need to take medication that stabilizes their mood and allows them to stay in control of their life. Check the slides for an interview about the comic.
A long side meditation regular mental health checkups are advised.
This illness is very hard to deal with, I have had a few friends diagnosed with bipolar and the medication turned their life around.
P.S Mental illness is very common and it's good understand this. Do not look down on anyone that is suffering. Bring them up, help them stay on track if they need it.