Busting Myths About Mental Illness

(By Barbara Feder Ostrov)

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, a service of the California Health Care Foundation.”

When Annie Powell, 35, was in the midst of a 72-hour manic episode in February 2013, she felt like Superwoman: productive and energetic. “I went to the gym for a 5:30 a.m. class, worked all day, came home and went to the gym again with my family. Then, I stayed up all night and organized my office, worked more, cleaned the house and did laundry,” says Annie.

But once the 72 hours ended, she crashed and fell into a deep depression. “I sat in the basement and stared at the wall for hours,” says Annie. Read article here……

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