Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

My Neurodivergence Is Not Your Problem

An examination of how we define, treat, and deal with mental illness.

When I was diagnosed with bipolar in the 90s, my life was rewritten. Finally, there was an explanation for my mania and depression, one that made sense and could be treated. Being the dutiful child that I was, I did my best to adhere to my medication and even tried (with my parents’…

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In which I write one thing each day.

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Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.