I am a 48 yr old person living with depression/bipolar for over 30 yrs. I come from a very abusive family which is another subject. Right now I actually have been feeling good. I have volunteered in a hospital for over a yr & also led a writers group for 2 1/2 yrs. But because I am not able to work like 'normal' people or drive a car I feel bad about myself. I don't really feel like I could actually work. I would like to get some input from others here that because of their depression/ bipolar that can't work & how they feel about themselves.
I realize that I am doing some very productive things right now but there is that 'I SHOULD be doing ........' I have been in therapy for a long time. I wish I could concentrate on what my abilities are rather than what I can't do but it is difficult for me.