I am open about my Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism so that my fellow sufferers of mental illness and/or addiction know that it’s possible to keep one’s head above water in our ‘survival of the fittest’ society, even with these extreme challenges. For 52 years and counting. One day at a time, through perseverance, with many tools and much support, and by God’s grace
AND so that they know that we are good, capable human beings, worthy of love and acceptance.
And finally, so that they know we can share experience, strength, and hope with each other at any time.