Jessie Close

By March 9, 2014Author

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.

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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.