My diagnosis with Bipolar Disorder did not come as a surprise. My life unraveled in 1990 with my first major depression and I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 1995. My children were taken from me in 1998 due to my lack of housekeeping skills forcing me to face the reality of my situation. Suicide was not an option and I had to try one more time. By 2000 I had recovered my children and found some form of self-respect as I fought to regain my life. My dream of becoming an author and a speaker seemed to be doomed. I wanted to speak and write about something exciting, not the dreary topic of depression.
I am now a multi-published author and about to publish my third book. I write and speak about mental health in the home and the work place. That IS an exciting subject. Let me tell you why you deserve to be on this planet. Let me tell you why life is good and Bipolar Disorder is simply a diagnosis, it is not who you are. My book "Bipolar Disorder Doesn't Have To Be Depressing" talks about my journey. I am not a doctor, I am a survivor.
Let me share some hope with you.