Getting to Zero

Most people are trying to go from a one to a ten, when they’re not even in the positive numbers.

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Why call it Uncharted Chapter?

There are three things I know of that a person with bipolar disorder cannot do: Get a pilot’s license (I looked into it after visiting an airfield) Get a security clearance (I learned this after I tried to get a job that required one) Be a foster parent (I found this out after my wife […]

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How Shame (and pride) Kept Me Sick

There were definitely times in my life when I should have seen a doctor. One of those times happened a little around 14 years ago. I was in the midst of a depressive episode, the second of what would become many. I was drowning in a dullness that I found myself unable to escape, and […]

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A year ago, today.

On July 10th, 2018, at the UMC Psychiatric Clinic in Tucson, I was diagnosed with Type I Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), and social anxiety disorder. From about 19 years of age I have experienced lengthy periods of severe depression, interspersed with varying durations of high energy, risky behaviors, extreme paranoia and auditory and visional hallucinations. You […]

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