Part of me says no, it isn't fair for them to pass along something like that to kids. Especially, knowing you have a severe case of bipolar, schizophrenia, severe depression, etc. Even if it is well controlled with meds. Kids should have to deal with stuff like that.
Then, yet again, it can still happen even if there is no family history (and also it might not be passed on).
But why risk it, when you know how miserable you are (according to a lot of the post I have seen on here)?
Do you think people with mental illness should have kids? I know we can't control what they do, but what do you think?