Riding the Wave ... And the Trough

I am mentally ill, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and a vitamin B12 deficiency (a key element in brain development). For over 12 years, I took anywhere from 5-8 psychotropic meds each day, and have been recently giving myself a monthly injection of B12.

In January 2012 I was hospitalized for depression, and management of my currrent med cocktail. Immediately all but two of my meds were discontinued and, after a few weeks of adjustment, and some near hospitalizations, things seem to be going much better.

I have been on permanent disability since January 2010, and am adjusting to life on a very limited income.

My prayer is that in walking with me during the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder, you might find solace, and benefit through my experiences.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Pastor's Journey to Disclosure of His Mental Illness

This blog will serve as the outlet which I will use to record my life as a pastor with bipolar disorder, and my journey to full disclosure to my friends and my congregation. I know where I would like this to lead, but I'm not sure if it will. I pray that by sharing my own journey, it might help someone else who feels stuck in the middle.

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