Thank you for sharing your experience. This is something that has always haunted me since I’ve struggled with my mental health since my son was less than a year old. I wasn’t diagnosed as having bipolar (type 2) until my son was 10 years old…even then finding the proper balance of treatment took some time. I’ve always tried, though, to never use my diagnosis as an excuse.
My son does have mental health struggles, as well. We’re kinda all in it together. We’re lucky we all support one another (at least as best as we can). :)