Lisa e-mailed us today to tell us that she'll be walking on Saturday. Here's what she had to say:
My Name is Lisa. I’m participating in the NAMI 2014 walk in Salt Lake City UT. I’m doing this walk in honor of myself. I have Bipolar. I take a mood stabilizer everyday to help me with the highs and lows of this disorder. It’s amazing just how much of my life Bipolar effects. I’m still the amazing woman I've always been. A caring mother, sister, daughter and friend. But I have my manic days and I have my depressed days. Some days I want to be everywhere doing everything and some days I want to sit alone in my room all day. I do talk speak publicly about Bipolar. I’m not ashamed to have this disorder. Why should we be? If anything we are true warriors of hope and life and love. To live each day sometimes not knowing when the feeling ….the high or the low is going to come back because you know it always does. I always do my best to keep a positive attitude about my disorder. I take great pride in being able to participate in somethi
ng as big as reaching out and helping others that live/suffer from a mental illness.
Join us this Saturday for the NAMIWalk! Registration is free: www.namiwalks.org/utah