I have been diagnosed with Bipolar at the age of 17 and I am now 53 years old. I have been hospitalized over 25 times in 36 years. In my clinical depression I have tried five very serious suicide attempts. I have been delusional when not suicidal and I have had moments of remission.
It wasn’t till 2010 I felt Jesus hold my right wrist in my sleep and a process until May 2011 that I gave my life to my Lord Jesus Christ as my Personal Lord and Savior.
Since that time, I have had two counselors (coming from the scientific, psychological community) acknowledge that I can possibly remain “hospital free” the rest of my remaining years if I stay true to my faith.
I feel as though I have run out of options and Jesus is my only hope. Although I recognize mental illness as a “clinical” as well as “spiritual” illness. . . I still feel the very important need for my medications and take them religiously.
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