My name is Nellie-Jean Goldsmith and I have Type 1 Bipolar and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I love to write, it's one of my favorite things and I started this blog to give everyone a transparent view of my life as I deal with the challenges that come with bipolar. Since I was young, I've been concerned about the lack of public knowledge and treatment research for bipolar disorder. More people are affected by bipolar disorder then many of us know and those who do suffer are often treated poorly because of this. Bipolar is a real medical condition, just as real as cancer or heart disease and should be treated as such. One of my main goals has been to provide a positive look inside the life of a successful person living with bipolar disorder.
I am not a professional psychologist, but I can honestly say that I am a professional manic-depressive. Anyone who has spent years dealing with this disease and survived can claim this. I've been knowingly living this life for over 10 years and I have quite the resume to go along with it. I write to stay sane and I write in hopes that my stories will inspire healing and hope in anyone living in the internal chaos of bipolar. I truly want to help those suffering who cannot find anyone to relate to. In some of my most difficult times, knowing that someone else in the world has felt the same pain that I had, was a light in the dark. I can only hope that my stories have helped guide someone to healing and understanding.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar when I was 15 years old and later determined to have rapid cycling bipolar with mixed and psychotic episodes. I was also recently diagnosed, finally, with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In addition to these diagnosed challenges, I've dealt a good deal with panic and anxiety from past traumatic events. I hope to finish writing my full memoir on bipolar in the next couple of years and work on getting published. The more people I can reach out to, the more people I can help.
Bipolar Out Loud