Living with Mental Illness: Bipolar Disorder

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Bob Regis had a family, a solid career and a promising future ahead of him. That was until bipolar disorder derailed his life. In this story, Bob shares his personal battle with bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder characterized by depressive lows and manic highs. He also explains how he regained control of his life and how he now uses his illness as a platform to help other people.


"I want people to know it gets better. Be honest with your doctors, reach out for friends and family, be your own advocate, fight for your wellness."


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