While symptoms of both depression and mania can cause problems for people with bipolar disorder, some research indicates that bipolar depression may have a greater impact for many people. Depressive episodes of bipolar disorder usually last longer than episodes of mania. When ill or symptomatic, people with bipolar disorder generally spend more time in the depressive phase than they do in the manic or hypomanic phase. The majority of suicides (attempted and completed) among people diagnosed with bipolar disorder occur during the depressive phase, or a mixed phase, of the illness."
This is essentially my life, crazy manic highs and soul crushing lows. I have been taking pills for it but lately I've been much more depressed than manic, tired all the time, angry and snippy at loved ones, and I've been cutting myself again.
I'm trying to stop this and I'm hoping that being honest will help.