Rhoda Meek hears from others who have experienced mental health problems, and tries to learn from how they have managed to cope.
Tha Rhoda Meek air a bhith a' fulang le trom-inntinn bho bha i na deugaire. Aig 19 bha i na preseantair air a' phrògram chloinne Dè-a-nis? Beothail agus deònach feuchainn air a h-uile spòrs is cleasachd, shaoileadh tu nach robh càil a' cur dragh oirre. Ach bha, 's i a' strì gu mòr le trom-inntinn tro na bliadhnaichean sin. Bho chionn dà bhliadhna, thòisich Rhoda, mar a tha i fhein ag ràdh, "a' dol suas is sìos na h-inntinn", agus chaidh dèanamh a-mach gu bheil i a- nis le bipolar 2.
Ann an Suas is sìos nam Inntinn tha sinn a' leantainn Rhoda air turas pearsanta, agus iomadh ceist aice. Tha duilgheadasan no trioblaidean inntinn a' bualadh air 1 anns a h-uile 4 againn ann an Alba. Ach ged a tha e cumanta, tha Rhoda mothachail air an eagal a tha glè thric ga chuartachadh. Cho duilich 's a tha e do dhaoine aideachadh gu bheil duilgheadas inntinn orra, neo air duine anns an teaghlach aca, agus bruidhinn a-mach mu dheidhinn.
Rhoda Meek has suffered from depression since she was a teenager. At 19 she was a presenter on the children's programme, Dè a-nis? Bubbly and with a 'give anything a go' attitude, you would never have known that beneath the surface, something was troubling her. But it was, as she battled with depression through these years. Two years ago, Rhoda found herself having intense mood swings - going from being in a great mood to becoming extremely irritable - and was diagnosed with bipolar 2.
Bipolar & Me is Rhoda's personal journey as she explores the many different aspects of mental health. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 of Scots. However, despite this high prevalence, Rhoda is all too aware of the fear that often surrounds the illness.