I'm an ex Marine Gulf War vet first and foremost. After that I am a father of one boy, a past substance abuser of all types, a fitness nut, a jack of all tradesman, a felon, a brawler, twice divorced, and a survivor of bipolar illness.
For all I've done (and it's a bunch) bipolar became my whole entire universe. I wallowed in every negative emotion there is to feel and at strengths I didn't know the human mind had the power to drum up. It was killing me...literally.
I've since recovered, although that's supposed to be impossible, I quit every thing I was ever addicted to (except coffee - me and the holy bean have an understanding), and my life just improves in ways I did not see coming.
My story is not believed by some. I've been clinically dead twice, multiple times during each day. I've come out of two comas. I've survived car wrecks, gang attacks, and many other violent physical happenings, not the least of which was the War.
I became someone that others feared, including my own family. Eventually, I simply turned pathetic as bipolar consumed me and robbed me of all my strength, dignity, possessions, freedom, wives, and then my sanity.
I was beyond hope, beyond help for eight years. Somewhere in there I got pissed! The character traits planted in me firmly by the Marines started resurfacing and I took charge. It took me a few years to figure it all out but I did it.
This story and my system, tested by myself, is what's in my book "It Takes Guts To Be Me: How An Ex Marine Beat Bipolarism."
When you read where my life took me and how horrific a place that was, you will feel hope for yourself because I made it out. So can you or your loved one if this is the 6,000 pound gorilla on your back. Trust me.
My two disclaimers: First, I'm not a doctor and I don't offer any cure. Anyone making such a claim is lying to you. But I guarantee relief from bipolar with the possibility of it vanishing from your life completely.
Second, I am an ex Marine. I think like one, I talk like one, and I write like one. But please, I do have tact. You just might find me to be a little more blunt than you're used to.