Jessie Close, a writer, has lived with bipolar illness for most of her life, but wasn’t properly diagnosed until a stay at McLean Hospital in 2004. She had been diagnosed with bipolar 1 but still struggled to live. At McLean, the doctors addressed the psychotic element of her illness and began an anti-psychotic medication. Today, even though she and her doctors still occasionally adjust her medications, Jessie is successfully managing her illness.
Why do I blog?
Because I can!
I found BC2M…
…because my sister Glenn co-founded it.
What Stigma Means to Me:
Honestly? It means bullshit to me; it means losing friends and hearing whispering behind my back.
The Way I Find Wellness:
By keeping my dogs close, by adhering to my medication schedule, by getting enough rest, and by kissing my new granddaughter as often as possible!
If I Had a Magic Wand:
I would eliminate all mental illnesses in the world.