In the year before being diagnosed bipolar I was traumatised by manic episodes and psychiatric ward admissions. Despite having the support of family and friends I felt deeply confused, lost and alone.
There was a strong desire within me to connnect with others who understood first hand what I was going through. But, around me everyone seemed to be successful and healthy. So I turned to books. Reading them and trying to write them. I started to read self help, fiction, memoirs and testimonials. I joined a writing class and despite my overwhelming nerves I wrote and read my work which all related to my struggles. I started to research on the internet and discovered a variety of celebrities who shared my experiences. Suddenly I felt connected to a world of other wounded hearts and minds.
Moving on since my diagnosis of Bipolar, things are finally starting to move forward. The fog is slowly lifting. As it does, I decided I would like to create a space where the thoughts and feelings; catastrophes and triumphs, of all of us in this world, battling with our own selves, could be shared.
I hope the voices within these pages provide you with whatever you were looking for when you came to find them. I hope the act of writing and sharing your stories can be a step in your journey towards peace and contentment.