Welcome to my new Mental Health blog
My story begins in my university years, right in the prime of life when our parents tell us we can do anything we want to if we set our minds to it. I think their saying that is too optimistic but well-intentioned. Mental illness is a tough foe. My father had looked into the newspaper… Read more
About this time last year, after a bad manic swing, some of my family members encouraged me to apply for social security disability insurance (SSDI). I did not want to “sponge” off of the government and I wasn’t sure I qualified for it, but I decided to go ahead with it. I filled out the… Read more
What’s ahead for me and others with bipolar disorder as we age. How long will we live? If you Google what is the life expectancy of people with bipolar disorder, many of the articles say you will die from 9 to 20 years earlier than those without bipolar disorder excluding suicide. It turns out that… Read more
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