Not Special

But Definitely Unique

     I am a 40-ish year old who loves her children, loves the outdoors, loves to write, loves to read, and has no fear talking about my struggles with bipolar disorder. I have no shame and I believe that only through sharing the reality of our daily struggles can we truly help people to understand the truth of our illness. Only together can we end the unfair stigma that we live with. By joining voices we can only others to find their voice. No one should live with stigma and shame. This is an illness I did not choose but I do have a choice in how I live with it.

Joan Jessup