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Aubrey Good

Aubrey Good serves as the Digital Content Manager at International Bipolar Foundation and speaker on bipolar disorder. As a young teen, Aubrey was misdiagnosed with depression and placed on antidepressants that induced mania. It was later discovered that she was living with rapid-cycling bipolar 2 disorder. As a result of her illness, she has been on a long, sometimes difficult, but always interesting journey toward mental wellness. She is a passionate advocate for personal growth and supporting individuality within the mental illness community.

A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Aubrey is now living in San Diego, California with her husband and emotional support dog, Roo. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and binge-watching True-Crime shows on Netflix. Aubrey is a part-time student and is involved in many volunteer and non-profit ventures regarding a broad spectrum of issues. When asked to name one goal she has for her life, she says, “I’d like to leave the world in a better state than when I entered it.”

Read more about Aubrey's journey with bipolar disorder in People Magazine and Daily Mail UK.

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I read your blog named "my experience with ECT". I have to say in 12 years I've suffered just like the rest of you. Half of a month I would wind up in bed like a stiff board I couldn't move! It's like I'm just stuck there suffering in my own skin wondering when is this episode going to end? I can't feed myself, I could barely feed the dog, thank God for wee wee pads. I've tried everything medicine that's out on the market after 12 years nothing has worked. I finally realized not only do I have a shity psychiatrist but I'm treatment-resistant. ECT is my last hope and I'm actually looking forward to it, memory loss and all. Anything is better then waking up and being angry that you actually woke up another day. I can't sit around just waiting to die while the whole world is going on without me. As far as the memory loss that seems very real, but believe it or not I would pray that my past memories were gone, LOL. I feel like that's half my problem and what brought me to where I am today. The pain, the abuse, I still am nervous today. It does worry me if my cognitive skills are affected. I can't even remember 5 minutes ago anyway. So a little more memory loss if that means I can get a life, and not be in that bed all the time. I would like to make some friends again and maybe get a job, that's all I want. I want to be alive and well and happy I'm living life not just existing in it. I need to do this for my children and my future grandchildren. I want to be a good grandmother. I'm 54 years old and I have a lot of time left to live. I want to live it like I used to. So wish me luck, I'm definitely doing it! what I could use from you or anybody that's listening is what hospital to go to. I researched so many of them. I live in New Jersey so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I plan on starting the treatments next week if I can get in. Thank you for listening I'm very isolated and I talk to no one but my dog. I'm glad I found your blog.

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