Thoughts Behind the Mind
by Kirk J. Wessbecker
Being Bipolar and not medicated is never a good idea. Author Kirk J. Wessbecker learns this the hard way when after four years of self-medication he finds himself committed to the state hospital in a state of psychosis. Thinking that being bipolar was normal, looking in the mirror at the hospital turns into a devastating wakeup call.
Bipolar disorder is an illness that can take a person to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Medication may have taken away the mania but had left him depressed. No longer self-medicating for depression, he soon finds out what helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness really mean. Searching for a new way to cope, he turns to God for help.
Thoughts Behind the Mind reveals the spiritual side of this illness and how one can lead a good life by having a spiritual relationship with God. It also includes poems that Kirk has written at very emotional times, which can give insight to what really goes on in the mind of someone with Bipolar disorder.