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.

Monday, September 10, 2012

You want to know the worst part of being a "bipolar blogger"? The worst part of being a "bipolar blogger" is, well, being bipolar. My intention has always been to post o a regular basis ... once a day, once a week, or whatever. My reality is that I do post regularly for a while, and then become distracted, for whatever reason, and time gets away from me.

For years I have tried to come up with a way to get in contact with other pastors who suffer from a mental illness. As I previously stated, there are hundreds of us out there, yet actually finding one is pretty difficult or, as I've discovered, nearly impossible.

I have just found out that our local NAMI group, Fort Wayne / Indiana is putting together a Clergy Conference. They did this annually until a few years ago. I was approached to help out in 2013, and I am excited. This is an answer to prayer; a vehicle where I be able to get the message out there to my fellow pastors.

I hope to keep you posted.

Thanks, and God bless you all!

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