I'm twenty-one, an Army wife, the caretaker of a beautiful longhair tortoiseshell named Nadya, and I write music when there's a lull (or spike) in the crazy. I'd like to have finished my first album by the time I move back home to Texas--we're currently stationed in the Pacific Northwest; talk about a change in the weather!--but right now, I'm primarily focused on my treatment.
I'm here because I've been struggling with manic, depressive, and mixed episodes since I can remember. The first time I had what I would now consider a severe episode, I was twelve. My tdoc would like to enroll me in a group therapy course and I'm fine with that, but I've only just re-entered treatment after a year-and-a-half hiatus following an incorrect diagnosis (that ultimately led to a manic relapse) and I'm still getting my bearings. In the meantime, I think it might be helpful to have a place online to talk out some of this craziness with other people.
Thanks for reading! I'm looking forward to contributing on the boards; this seems like a really lovely community.