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SPREADING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING

October 30, 2018

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is also proud to highlight some of our supporters and their unique efforts to spread awareness and understanding of Bipolar Disorder and to help erase the stigma associated with this insidious illness. Mrs. Jean Matthews, who designed and created a Bipolar Christmas Tree in honor of The Ryan Licht Sang…

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From Ransom, who wrote to the Foundation and volunteered to share his story:

October 30, 2018

My name is Ransom and i am 23 years old. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 3 years ago shortly after my brother died in a motorcycle accident. This event completely tore my life apart, but my problems started long before that. At age 12 i began experimenting with drugs and alcohol to cope with…

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A Mother’s Story

October 30, 2018

I am sitting here in tears and at the same time applauding the efforts of your foundation for tackling an issue that previously did not seem to have a name.  Years ago, my daughter Tya exhibited a great deal of the symptoms that bespoke of a mental disorder but nothing conclusive could be applied.  I…

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A Mother

October 30, 2018

Megan Spahr’s Story After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder recently after 10 years of dealing with it and knowing something wasn’t right and turning my life into a mess I was disappointed to see that there wasn’t very much being done to help people with bipolar disorder. It seemed like my only options were to…

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My Bipolar Boys

October 30, 2018

When I started dating my now husband, I could not understand how he could go from being so fun and loving to so mean and hateful at the drop of a dime. I fell in love with the sweetest, loving, caring individual I ever met. One day, he was not so sweet; he turned hateful,…

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From My Autobiography

October 9, 2018

by Brad Good “The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there…

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Living with Randomness

April 10, 2018

by Maia For me, the second hardest part about Bipolar type II is learning to live with the randomness (living with suicidal depression on a downturn is the hardest part). But never knowing when the depression will strike or when it will get better is so discombobulating, it’s like I can’t even do mood cycles right.…

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What is the Craziest Moment in your Life?

April 10, 2018

by Will Morro Has anyone ever asked you what the craziest moment in your life is? Well, the average person probably spits back a response about the time they went skydiving or a time they experimented with drugs. My response is a little different. I’d probably have to start with a little chuckle, “Technically,” I’d continue……

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My Story

April 10, 2018

by Paige I Always felt I was different. When I was around 7 years old in the first grade, I would cry because I felt empty. I just didn’t get why I had this feeling. I was always daydreaming. I loved writing songs, stories and poems. When I would write, I felt like I could control…

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Live to Thrive

April 10, 2018

by Simone Brooks I was asked to give some advice to those of you who are newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder and your loves ones. My focus is really on those of you who have been diagnosed; although, my hope is that you loved ones will learn a little something that will help them you understand…

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