When you are diagnosed, you’ve likely been living with it for some time. You know how you feel, but now it is time to better understand why you feel that way. Why sometimes you are up (way up) and sometimes you don’t want to get out of bed. Read about bipolar disorder and depression, talk to other people who have them (offline or online), call your doctor back and ask questions. The more you learn, the more you will understand what this all means to you and your family.