Wow, this is mindblowing. And so true!

I’m from an immigrant family on both sides, Finnish immigrants. The hypomania is now so clear that you’ve pointed it out.

I notice it in myself! A part of working through trauma and maturing is learning how to get recognize the signs of hypomania and not give into it. Because it feels REALLY good. And the crash feels really horrible.

Unhealed trauma causes people to act out in cycles like that. They crave the highs and horrible lows. I know that I definitely have.

Thank you so much for this, Derek! What a unique connection between two threads!

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