Losing My Mind

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Losing My Mind is a story of struggle and survival. It chronicles my entire life up to age 34, but the main premise of this book focuses on the 13-year period following my bipolar diagnosis. I was diagnosed in 1995, at age 20. Subsequently I experienced numerous manic and depressive episodes that landed me in jail dozens of times, as well as institutions and psych wards. I also experienced and survived homelessness, addiction and living in group homes. I eventually overcame bipolar disorder and now live a normal life, but getting here was not easy. I wrote this book to bring awareness and attention to this and other mental illnesses. I hope to inspire others with this illness, and encourage and empower people from all walks of life.

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College Daze

Submitted: May 26, 2017

I entered UMass Amherst in September 1993 to study journalism. Writing had always been my strength so I figured having a journalism caree... Read Chapter