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Your Stories

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation invites those affected by Bipolar Disorder and their families to share their stories.  Please email the Foundation at mystory@questforthetest.org with your story.  All stories are unedited.

Duaghter and Mom

Jessica’s Story

I had prepared a different talk for you, but then something happened this past Monday night. That talk was mainly a chronological telling of my own experiences with bipolar disorder from the age of about…

Live to Thrive

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…

My Bipolar Boys

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…

My Story

By Keturah Montgomery *chorus/beginning* My emotions go up like a skyscraper Then they shoot down like a rollercoaster They are packed with so much intensity They make me question my own desitny I’m so sorry…

Living with Randomness

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…

Cole Max’s Story

I started to begin this by saying that having Bipolar Disorder has changed my life, but actually I don’t remember my life ever changing I have just been ME my whole life. I would say…

A Mother’s Story

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…

From My Autobiography

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…

A Mother

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…

SPREADING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING

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…

My Story

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…

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

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,…

What Color is Despair

A poem, of sorts, by Susan Todd Martin   What color will you paint my soul? What color will you paint my soul? Blues and greens in endless dreams What color will you paint my…

What is the Craziest Moment in your Life?

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…

Theo Anderson

Theo Anderson was born June 14, 1991 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Around his 15th birthday, he began to exhibit symptoms of severe mental illness. He was soon diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder.…

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