Family & Illness

I wanted to come clean about a few things here. I was not an easy kid. In general, I would say that I was not easy to be around once I hit puberty.

There were many reasons for this, most of which are not relevant to include here, but one of the reasons was the fact that I was dealing with a mental illness.

Both of my parents tried to get me to see a doctor when I was quite young, but I refused to go.  Read more

Let’s start at the very beginning…

I wanted to start by giving you a more in depth introduction of myself and to give further insight of my experience with bipolar disorder.

As many of you who may be suffering from bipolar disorder can understand, many of the day-to-day struggles that so many other people seem to step right over are like knee-high trenches of mud when you’re feeling low. Your energy levels are always completely sapped. It may be difficult to complete simple tasks.

I believe that a good deal of this is part of the disorder, however, it is my feeling that even more of this can be attributed to the medications that we must take to avoid symptoms that could be devastating. I find myself often questioning which way of life is worse. One where I am practically bedridden, or another where I might rack up $2,000 in credit card charges overnight or go back to drinking, after nearly 5 years of sober living. Read more