The day I was invited to write regularly for Robert Whitaker’s website, Madinamerica.com, alongside the best mental health writers in the country, I felt like I’d been called up to the Major Leagues.
But my first thought was to make sure I did not confuse happiness and mania.
I felt honored, recognized, and very proud. But 30 years after my last manic attack, I still worry that sudden flattering happiness might lead to exhilaration, then mania.
So before I raced to the laptop to start my first blog for him, or tell my friends the wonderful