Diagnosed by M.H./M.R. Psychiatrist in Edinburg, Texas as having manic depressive disorder after my "mental breakdown" in 1982. By 1993, my disorder was renamed Bipolar Disorder, but during April of 2006 I diagnosed myself with Bipolar 1. In turn, Lithium affected my kidneys making them at Stage 3. Presently, I basically volunteer with my church's organizations especially being on St. John Newman Catholic Church's Pastoral Council. January 2014 I began serving on NAMI-SA Board of Directors plus volunteering at monthly Mental Health Task Force of Catholic Charities to continue my education on mental health issues.

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