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I didn’t realise how expensive it is to be mentally ill until I was £5,000 in debt – Metro.co.uk

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

I didn’t realise how expensive it is to be mentally ill until I was £5,000 in debt – Metro.co.uk

My spending spiralled out of control whenever my mental health took a turn for the worse (Picture: Matilda Davies)

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In March 2019, I was diagnosed with type two bipolar disorder. During my worst period of mental health, the most significant thing I lost was financial security.

Before my diagnosis, I would swing rapidly between periods of depression, where my main hobby was lying in the dark and staring at a wall. By contrast, intense high periods were the emotional equivalent of being permanently high on cocaine.

Click here to read full article https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/17/spending-mania-bipolar-disorder-put-debt-12215547/

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