I must add something to this weird picture. I have bipolar disorder and today I went to the doctors and once again they want to try me on lithium…..which by the way I won’t take ever! But this painting is my attempt to describe what it feels like to be inside the box. There is no real answer for bipolar, its just makes you seem stranger the rest of the world. Sometimes I feel like I am a stranger within myself. Like I don’t know who I am anymore, when I act out of character. I want to retreat inside the box, try to reflect on my actions. But it doesn’t help. I feel like a stranger trapped inside a box. This is where this came from. Somewhere inside of me. Not the best attempts at a painting and not received too well at school but still when I look at it I sense the restraints of having this invisible disorder that no-one can truly understand, not even the person who has it.