I find it impossible to put my thoughts into words but my feelings stick to paper like glue. I’m not sure if you read my work but I write very openly about experiencing depression and episodes of mania. I actually had a shit week because after a three day manic binge of sped negative energy it was too much of a challenge to remain focused on my work. I finally crashed. I slept a cumulative total of 17 hours from Friday morning through to this morning.

The older I’ve gotten the longer it takes to recover.

I read some of your stories since publishing my original response and I see you’re goal is to be a social worker. Good on you. The world needs more people who care.

If you’re interested in reading about my personal experience here are a few of the stories I’ve recently written.

This one is a bit older but one of my favorites.

I do hope you read them, and enjoy them. I’m looking forward to reading more of your stories. I bet we could learn for one another along the way.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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