Sharing my story openly and honestly about living, surviving and thriving with Bipolar 1 Disorder and PTSD to increase awareness, educate, reduce stigma, prevent suicide, inspire, give hope and let God's love shine through me and touch you…
It is my passion in life to help others in as many ways as I can. I want to share my story to help others know they are not alone and to increase awareness and educate about bipolar disorder, PTSD and all mental illnesses. I also want to reduce the stigma of mental illness and the stigma associated with suicide and to prevent suicides and save lives.
I have given many presentations to share my story, inspire others, increase awareness, educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness and suicide. I have given presentations at a local University, spoken as a certified NAMI presenter and spoke to police officers and social workers for their Crisis Intervention Training. I have also been interviewed by our local newspaper and news station to share my story.
I want to be a voice for the many people that cannot speak up for themselves. I want to make my voice heard loud and strong for many to hear and learn from and prayerfully be inspired from.
I have written one book titled "My Bipolar Memoir of Poetry and Hope" which is a compilation of my many poems and prose to share my story and journey of living, surviving and thriving with bipolar disorder. My book is full of honesty, sorrows, loss, resiliency, perseverance, encouragement, love, faith and hope. You can buy my book online on at Lulu.com, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I hope you like it.
My first book is like a prequel to my upcoming, real and entire memoir of my story and journey of my life living with mental illness. I am in the process of writing my new memoir. My story will have parts of my journal entries I have saved for over 25 years. It is difficult to remember exactly the way you were feeling during your darkest hours after your light is shining again. So, my journal entries will help convey my pain, sorrows and true feelings my bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD caused during my darkest hours. But, just like my blog, my memoir will also prayerfully encourage and inspire others to know that there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow, day, future and life.
God has saved my life numerous times and he continues to love me and save my life. He is always with me through all of my struggles, holding my hand and catching all my tears. There is always hope and recovery is possible. I am living proof of that. We must always have faith and hope...