I have been living with Bipolar Disorder for 30 years. My mission is to help put an end to the stigma of mental illness by sharing my story in the hopes of providing insight into what it’s like to cope with and overcome this illness. I am the mother of two incredible boys ages 11 and 13 and wife of an amazingly supportive husband. Together we travel the country every summer in search of adventure, organize anti bullying assemblies that the boys and their band perform at elementary schools and pursue our passion of helping others through music and writing. I am a fourth grade teacher who hopes to be an example of how it is possible to deal with illness and lead a productive, meaningful life. I pray my story inspires and encourages empathy and acceptance. Thank you for joining me on this journey! You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.