I’m an African-American—a Black man—living with a mental illness. My race and ethnicity is no secret; you can see that from my profile photo. I am one of the millions who suffer from it. My personal struggles with bipolar disorder are somewhat different from others, only because of the fact that I am an individual; otherwise, I’m in the same struggle as anyone else who lives with it day to day. But what separates me from others is the community that I’m from.
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