I am a 30 year old Navy Veteran and college student. I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder with depression. About to weeks ago I was in my medical anthropology class. We were having a class discussion and a student asked why psychological pain wasn’t a valid form of pain. Another student said because it doesn’t effect the persons quality of life.
Living with bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, Phillip is now sharing the support he received from NAMI with other veterans. Visit www.nami.org/itstime to help!
Let me start with this: I am an individual with bipolar disorder and anxiety, who over the years has found me in trouble for my actions while in the various states of my disorder. I am also a disabled veteran who served in the United States Air Force in the 1980s. Many of my issues started much earlier though, at age 13 to be exact. It was at that age that after unrelenting bullying that I tried to commit suicide. For the next five years, I began to have what I now recognize as intermittent periods of mania and depression.
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