I have battled with and finally accepted and sought treatment for BiPolar II after suffering for about 25 years. I have developed an addiction that I have under control at the moment to amphetamines and XANEX as a way to manage my symptoms over the years. I lost my brother to Suicide 5 years ago who battled addiction as a way to self-medicate due to his OCD and Body Dysmorphia. I am trying to get involved in worth while causes in my brother’s memory and as someone who can relate to many with a powerful story of my own struggles.