Big news: I'm now an admin at the blog Mental Health Advice! I answer questions, run support groups for people with depression and bipolar disorder, and talk to people on kik. Check it out, especially if you have an interest in psychology or mental health!
Also big news, my memoir is up. I worked for a pretty long time on it. It's still a rough draft, but I hope it's enjoyable.
Rosenhan (Abridged)Let me introduce myself. You can call me Rosenhan.
I may be just like you. I'm eighteen years old, I go to college, I do many of the same things you probably do or will do. I went to an art school for creative writing with several scholarships and awards for my writing. Then I dropped out to become a psychology major. I currently work under the recreational therapist in the child psychiatry department at a local hospital, where I help run groups with children ages six through twelve.
I am training to become a psychologist myself. But I am also a patient.
In my freshman year of college, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, a genetic disorder of emotions characterized by abnormally high periods called mania and abnormally low periods called depression. I have been hospitalized two times since then. Being in a mental institution is, surprisingly, not the worst thing that could happen to a person. Like I said: I may be just like you.
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