Thanks for sharing your story, I too was mislabeled as “bipolar.” In my case it was to cover up the abuse of my child, as opposed to covering up abuse I had dealt with personally. According to the medical literature it does appear almost all people labeled as “bipolar” are child abuse victims. An ethical pastor was eventually kind enough to confess to me that the psychological and psychiatric industries have historically been in the business of profiteering off of covering up abuse and rape of children and women for the religions and their wealthy. He called this “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.” It’s a shame the “mental health” industry has turned itself into one gigantic, multi billion dollar, pedophile empowering, child abuse victim poisoning machine. But I do agree with you waking up is the best thing. I was actually relieved when the medical evidence of the abuse of my child was handed over, not because I was glad my child actually was abused, of course, but because it was proof my concerns were valid from day one. One can not heal until one wakes up to the truth, and addresses the root cause of one’s distress. It’s shameful the psychological and psychiatric professions believe the opposite. And it’s shameful our country has a multi billion dollar, primarily child abuse profiteering, industry. What does that say about how sick our society truly is? “A society will be judge based upon how it treats its weakest members.” No doubt, our society will be judged harshly. Best wishes on your healing journey, Jesse.