An Unbalanced Life Led to Isolation, Stagnation, Despair, and a Diagnosis

Computers became the focus of my unbalanced life

My unbalanced life led to isolation, despair, and what some might call classic signs of “clinical depression.” But it wasn’t until years later that I had any contact with the mental health system – after I’d become desperate enough to crack in a highly visible way. I went on a journey to try to renew my spirit, ended up considered “manic” and “psychotic,” and was thrown into the hospital. At that point, doctors and nurses tried to sell me on the idea that I had a biological illness. No one

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