Amalie was healthier when she dared to say that she is sick

– you Can't just take you along, then? That question has Amalie Marie Foosnæs (20) received many times. I become a little bit irritated, at the same time I

Amalie was healthier when she dared to say that she is sick

– you Can't just take you along, then?

That question has Amalie Marie Foosnæs (20) received many times.

I become a little bit irritated, at the same time I understand that people ask, " says Amalie.

– you can't take you along?
– No, it is not so easy.

It is to stand up and tell the world that she was sick was a tough, but correct decision for Amalie.

Photo: Torbjørn Morvik / NRK Did not want to live longer

Amalie has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It is a mental illness in which periods of abnormal elation superseded by periods of depression.

When her parents asked if it went well, I said only "Yes, it goes terrific". But inside of me I had no desire to live longer. I was 13-14 years old.

– How sick were you?
– I had attempted suicide and engaged in self-mutilation. I was far down, but still managed to say that I will in in psychiatric. I was afraid of what I could do to myself.

Amalie took responsibility for their own mental health, and prayed even to be admitted to the hospital.

Photo: Torbjørn Morvik / NRK Far down – high

How do you have it in a depressive period?
– Then it is all bad. The number of the bus can be the worst thing ever. Trifles are exaggerated, and one feels one is not good enough.

sometimes, Amalie down in the dark just in five minutes, but it can also be weeks before the mood turns. It helped to get a diagnosis.

Absolutely. When I'm sad, I'm thinking: I'm bipolar. It goes over!

Conversely, when you are up there?
– It can also be exhausting, for when I become very active. All the coursework I'd done in a week, I do in one day. I exercise, go to work and don't need much sleep.

Amalie love at the pub where she works.

Photo: Torbjørn Morvik / NRK, and she Thought skipping

When Amalie started in high school, she was often admitted to psychiatric and away from the school. Their peers thought she skipping. The teacher thought it was a good idea to be open and tell the class that she was sick.

I thought it was very scary. But the response I got from the class was so incredibly nice. They said it was great that I stood up. They apologized for the comments they had made.

The experience gave her the confidence to tell their story in the program "What ails you?" on NRK.

– Yes, I think it is very important with openness. We have come a long way in talking about mental health issues, but I don't feel we've come far enough.

Amalie now receives the medication that makes tops and bottoms is to live with. She combines the work at a pub to take up certain subjects from high school. In the fall of 2021, the plan to start the nursing program.

– I will have a job that is not being replaced with technology, " says Amalie.

Amalie is one of the participants in this week's episode of "What ails you?". You need javascript to see the video.

Amalie is one of the participants in this week's episode of "What ails you?".

Updated Date: 21 February 2020, 03:22

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