Something I Am Proud Of:
I believe what I am most proud of is acceptance of my disorder. I was diagnosed in 1987 and did not accept the diagnosis and begin treatment until 2008. My denial and rejection of treatment led me to 4 years in federal prison. Upon my release in 2011 I began to write my memoir. In 2013 I published my memoir, Forever Different:
Advice For Newly Diagnosed:
I almost gave up because I thought I was out of options. There is so much more to try, you have to keep digging, and there are people to help you find what will help you get your life back. We will walk this path together.