Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

The Reality of Mental Illness: Stability is Not Permanent and Recovery is Not Linear

You don’t go from zero to 60 without going through 59 first.

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I’ve been living with bipolar disorder for over two decades, and I’ve been a functional(ish) adult for most of that time. Generally speaking, when I tell someone I live with severe mental illness, their response is…

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In which I write one thing each day.

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Matthew Maniaci

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.

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