Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
There are times when speaking to someone who has been where you are and come through the other side is a hugely rewarding activity. Often my illness prompts the desire for seclusion. This prompt is in and of itself an indication that I need to reach out to someone, anyone. Where I currently live, there isn’t a local support group for mental illness. It occurred to me whilst thinking about this deficit that a whole host of other sufferers may be equally disadvantaged.
The Skype Support Initiative is my way of kick starting a world-wide support network full of people who understand the most (i.e sufferers). The system will be simple – whenever my Skype account is online : I am available to speak to you if you need support. Over time I hope to develop a large Peer to Peer support network with specific points of contact relevant to individual mental illnesses.
All the best,