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Hi. My name is Tommy. I have struggled with depression and anxiety intermittently for as long as I can remember. I also have ADHD and bipolar disorder.

I had my first full blown manic episode in the summer of 2018. As the mania ramped up and my mood elevated, I quit my good-paying job of 15 years. That summer was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. 

At the end of the summer, I quit drinking alcohol. Over the next few months, my elevated manic mood dropped off. I slipped into the worst major depression in my life that winter. I was hospitalized and this is when I was diagnosed with bipolar 1. 

The next two years proved to be the most difficult time of my life. I was full of shame because I couldn’t undo the decisions I made during my mania. I just couldn’t get over it. I was so ashamed of myself.

Life is a lot better these days though. It isn’t perfect by any means, but I am trying my best. It took a while for me to get back to being a somewhat normal functioning human. It took a lot of work dedicated to balancing my mind. I don’t know how I survived it all, but thankfully I am still here. 

Well, that’s me. I’m just another human like you, but with bipolar, of course.

What else is there? Oh yeah, I like to draw and I like to write. I consider myself an artist and a writer. No, I haven’t written any books yet and I haven’t sold any expensive masterpieces either. This is what my website is for though. I want to thrive with bipolar. Purchase my art here: 

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I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts and browsing my art. 


-Tommy Cox III