Welcome to the Hope Shot where I will explore mental health and addiction recovery from the perspective of the eight dimensions of wellness - Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Vocational, Occupational and Financial. It is my personal belief that every person has an incredible potential to grow in each of these areas. The key is understanding how to tap into it and realize one's goals.
This vlog is about the experience I had in February, 1981 of having my first major psychotic episode which resulted from my bipolar disorder condition. The song I reference in the video is by the English group The The and is called "This is the Day." The lyrics that have meant so much to me are:
"You could have done anything, if you wanted And all your friends and family think that you're lucky But the side of you they'll never see Is when you're left alone with your memories That hold your life together, like glue"