One symptom of bipolar disorder that people do not really understand is the financial recklessness. It’s hard to explain how this is because of an illness and not a conscious decision.
I have put myself into a lot of debt several times and I know that some of my excess spending was because of the illness. But some of that behavior has spilled over into my healthy life. The difference now is that I can make a conscious decision to cut back. I’m content not going the most expensive route all the time and now I have money to do some of the things I really want to do.
Good financial health is good mental health.