My name is Stephanie. I’m 37 years old and have a 16-year-old daughter. I was officially diagnosed as having bipolar disorder in 2004 after a serious suicide attempt that left me in a coma on life support for a week. I have spent the last 12 years learning about my illness and speaking openly about it to help break the stigma. I’m currently unemployed but looking for work and thinking about starting college over and perusing a career in psychology. I just recently married my best friend and sincerest supporter. He is my rock and helps me with the trials and tribulations that come with this disease. Im in the process of writing a book and shooting a documentary about how this disease has touched my family.