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Blessed with Bipolar

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Blessed with Bipolar

Blessed with Bipolar


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Richard Jarzynka, host of this show, is the author of Blessed with Bipolar. He proclaims that "If you could pick which mental illness to have, bipolar would be the only sane choice." He insists that there are positives to the experience of bipolar - in spite of the agony - and that there are blessings in all suffering. Richard completed his masters degree in psychology from Duquesne University while he was involuntarily committed to a psych ward. He later attended law school on a full, merit-based scholarship - until the Dean expelled him one day after learning that he has bipolar. Richard then represented himself in a Federal Lawsuit against the school prior to writing Blessed with Bipolar. In another lifetime he earned a football scholarship to Georgia Tech. Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates are the only sports team that he cares about. They have not had a winning season since 1992. But hope springs eternal for this bipolar optimist. On this episode, Richard will discuss his Sept. 1 speaking event with the National Alliance for Mental Illness at the Erie Insurance Plaza in Erie, PA. And whatever else catches his interest.