The artist known as I.M. Bipolar has graciously allowed me to share this cartoon of Bipolar Alien Monster. The Alien Monster character puts a lighthearted face on what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder. In addition to the extreme highs and lows of one’s own emotions, a person with bipolar disorder must deal with the misconceptions of others and countless obstacles to “normal” living. These add up to make a person with bipolar disorder feel foreign to the world like an alien and out of control like a monster. Thus, Alien Monster.
In this episode, Alien Monster clings to social media for a sense of acceptance and affirmation, but finds none.