This is the best version of my entire bipolar story.
It’s concisely delivered without a lot of fluff.
Yet it’s crammed with every pertinent fact about how I became bipolar, how I found out, what it did to me, how I got out and a bit of what came next.
It sums up nicely the bipolar hell I survived
I presented the story calmly, while relaying even the worst parts of it in a positive fashion.
I shared my pain and anger from that time without getting emotionally involved, which isn’t always easy for me.
The interview took place about 9 years ago, maybe a hair less
I hadn’t listened to this since it was produced.
Karen Gupton was a sweetheart of an interviewer and directed me well by asking the right questions at the right time.
I was stunned at how well it conveyed the most important facts and ideas I wanted to make public
- This episode should go far in helping supporters see what bipolar looks like from the victim’s side
- And sufferers should easily be able to see I am family, and that there is hope
Now be sure to access my free wellness system to start shortening your own arc.
Because you’ve suffered long enough.
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Key Points: (The Whole Arc!)
- In the beginning: the size of something that could piss me off was getting smaller by the day
- My reaction to these things (rage) was getting bigger by the day
- Life seemed made entirely of stress every day, and it was growing
- I knew my stress was too intense, not normal
- My physical health was still great, so I got referred to a psychiatrist who declared me to be “classic bipolar” inside of 20 minutes of our first meeting
- Depakote was first ever psychotropic med and made me instantly suicidal, something I’d never felt
- Next 6 years was just constant attempt to get the right cocktail mix of psych meds
- Entire time I was on meds, bipolar only got stronger
- Very last doc gave me an official Death Sentence: 6 months to live before I was “dead by cop”
- He also gave me permission to try anything that I thought might help, while confirming that Psychiatry was not my answer
- My inner Marine spoke to me that day (in a whisper) and told me to fight back
- A Discover Magazine article led me to Truehope Supplements, which became the first positive gain
- Next, I somehow found my way to Bill Harris whose story mirrored mine, minus the bipolar, and Step Two of my system came to life
- First marriage ended in divorce due to bipolar
- My son was born and I became a stepfather as well, neither of which was manageable for me at the time
- OD’ed on Lithium while drunk: Declared dead on ER gurney, but came back to life, then 2-week coma
- Second marriage ended in separation due to bipolar
- Greatest testament to effectiveness of my system: second wife returned to me
- Key lesson: assuming psych meds are only way out is a mistake
- Key lesson: half and half my system with meds is OK!
- Bipolar sufferers forced to take better care of selves in the ways we all tend to unwisely ignore
- A good listener is a key component to eating or managing this illness
- Part of bipolar may be that you’re eccentric, a DaVinci maybe, harmless, but it’s getting blown out of proportion within the illness itself
- BIGGEST LESSON: Learn to have faith in your ability to heal. You have power beyond measure!
- Take responsibility for everything in your life, then act accordingly
- Don’t look or count on someone else to save you. You are your own savior!
- Key Lesson: a huge part of bipolar is based in living a way that doesn’t pursue your true purpose
- It Takes Guts To Live Well: My free wellness system
- Ronda Del Boccio: My original writing coach for my book and one of the finest people currently walking the Earth
- The Mad Demi-Gods era: The stuff I mentioned at end of episode
- Seven21 Media Center Kingston, NY: Where all the Mad Demi God and legitimate projects alike of that era took place
- You Do You Guide: Free resource for capitalizing on your life experiences
- DaVinci Type Personality: Bipolar or just eccentric? Tame the first, keep the second
- Vitamin Cure: Discover Magazine May 2005: Article about Truehope Supplements for bipolar disorder
- Truehope Supplements: Saved my life as well as helped rebuild my perspectives on mental illness
- Try as I might, I could not find anything online about Karen Gupton
- The photographer of this post’s featured photo: SpaceX