Unfortunately, there are so many downsides to having bipolar as an adolescent. It can make concentrating in class really hard or keeping friends a task that’s literally impossible. Too many times I’ve explained to people about my condition and I’ve lost them, which kinda sucks.
It helps to talk and confide in friends and family. There are only a handful of people that know of my condition in depth, and they’ve been with me since I was diagnosed.
Luckily, manic depression is possible to live with you just have to take it one day at a time.
Try to limit stress and spend time on yourself and try to remain calm in hard situations. If you’re experiencing something that is making you feel uncomfortable, remove yourself from the situation if possible as it could stimulate a change in the mood but only you can know what your triggers are so take note of these.
Obviously, I’m not a professional, I can’t give you life changing advice, I’m just telling you the things that I’ve used and that have helped.
I hope they help you, like they’ve helped me in some ways.