“No Longer Silent: Man with Bipolar Disorder Speaks Up about His Illness, Inspiring Others” by Loren Grush

14 Mar
From foxnews.com:

“Just two days after moving to California for a job transfer, [Logan] Noone nonchalantly told his new Craigslist roommates his biggest secret – that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Then something incredible happened.

Nothing changed.

His roommates did not discriminate against him and embraced Noone for who he was.

“I’ve been able to teach them what bipolar disorder is and change their misconceptions about it,” Noone said. “…They also taught me the lesson that I’m just a normal guy, and I can still fit in with everyone else. We all have something wrong with us; no one’s DNA is perfect.”

Since then, Noone has purposefully gone against the ‘keep quiet’ mentality, making the choice to step up and speak out about his experience with mental illness. Having recently been hired by the California Speakers Bureau, Noone travels to different colleges throughout the state, giving speeches about his life story and how people can help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness. He has since posted a video of his speech on YouTube, which is quickly gathering views and enormous support.

Now, Noone and others are poised on the brink of what they are calling a mental health civil rights movement, aimed at encouraging those with mental illness to break their silence and talk about their experiences as something positive – and not something to hide.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/07/no-longer-silent-man-with-bipolar-disorder-speaks-up-about-his-illness-and/#ixzz2NXqzwpx7



3 Responses to ““No Longer Silent: Man with Bipolar Disorder Speaks Up about His Illness, Inspiring Others” by Loren Grush”

  1. heartandsoulmatter March 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Very cool 🙂

    • evewc18 March 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      It is, and he’s on Facebook so you can keep up with his activities. The idea of a mental health civil rights movement has definite appeal.

      • heartandsoulmatter March 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

        Absolutely it does. I will have a look at that, thanks 🙂 Society has improved alot over the decades since I was first diagnosed but man, still a long way to go.

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