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.
“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.”