“you know, this sounds a lot like another one of my friends, who is bipolar.”

We happened on this post at Quora.com, What does it feel like to have bipolar disorder?”

“Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.” – National Institute on Health | National Institute on Mental Health

In the article the story about Jeff includes his five minute Excite Seattle presentation.

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“This is a talk about what it actually feels like to lose your mind. It is an insiders look into madness and recovery. Jeff was committed in 2011 and diagnosed with bipolar disorder; he almost died twice. He now works as a crisis counselor and a mental health advocate.”

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