Photo credit: Terry Dye
It’s been a though week. Life threw me some unexpected curve balls. Oh wait, maybe they are always unexpected? I dunno a thing about baseball, really…
The major one is that tomorrow night (early afternoon for USA peeps) I will be sharing about mental illness and bipolar disorder with my youth group. That’s what a hypomanic episode might lead to…
To be honest, I wanted to share about it either way. For one, to break the taboo of mental illness and two, to disclose a little about my bipolar disorder.
It will sure be an interesting evening… truth be told I am even a little nervous, really.
But then, since I will share with them that Winston Churchill, Vincent van Gogh, Mel Gibson, Jean-Claude vanDamme, Brian Wilson, Carrie Fisher, Patty Duke, Stephen Fry, Robin Williams and some Dutch authors had or have it, at least I can’t deny being in good company!
The evening went real well – I was composed and was able to calmly share the facts about mental illness and bipolar disorder. Much to my relief I didn’t even remotely feel like crying, even though it had been a very emotionally week for me.
The youth received it well. They were respectful and understanding. What more can one ask? We will take it step by step, but I belief it’s been good to have it out in the open!