The Creative and Spiritual Experience of Bipolar Disorder

If only we could control it; let us sleep.

In 2013 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder; fortunately, I already had a life insurance policy or I’d be out of luck for life. Most suicides are by those diagnosed or suspected to have Bipolar Disorder.

Most people I have met or read about experience Bipolar differently than me. They have at least some lows, and most have extreme lows with few manic episodes.

My version is only manic; the experience has been entirely creative and spiritual.

I’m now in long-term remission, more than five years without a manic episode.

I told my story at a Startup Storytellers event in 2016: