Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Twenty Years of War: What Was The Point?

One man’s perspective on the failed war in Afghanistan.

Photo by Jeff Kingma on Unsplash

I was 15 in 2001, a sophomore in high school (grade 10 for anyone outside the US). I was in the throes of some of the worst of my bipolar disorder, coping with wild mood swings and horrific depression. Things were not very good in my life at the time.

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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.