Leslie Purdie DBSA Ambassador


Many Thanks to My DBSA Ambassador Network

I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder when I was fourteen years old. Since then, I have been on 38 different kinds of psychiatric medication, been hospitalized 3 times, seen five different psychiatrists and multiple therapists, attended a prestigious public university, studied abroad, navigated complicated health care systems (foreign and domestic), and published an article in my university's student newspaper about living with mental illness. I have struggled with bipolar disorder for the greater part of my life, but I'm not one to let anything slow me down or interfere with my dreams of academic, financial, and interpersonal success. DBSA's resources offer hope and support for those who have been diagnosed with mood disorders. When people ask where they can learn more about mental illness I always direct them to DBSA.


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