Teresa Smeigh is currently 60 years old and lives in Deptford, New Jersey. She is a mental health blogger and has been featured on 2 websites with her articles about Bipolar Disorder. Her desire is to be a mental health advocate. She has joined a few projects to help try to make more people aware of the disorder and to help eliminate stigma.
Teresa has had Bipolar Disorder since she was a child, around 50 years ago, but she was not officially diagnosed until a breakdown 25 years ago forced her to seek help. She also suffers from Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD and was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder after a recent hospital stay due to a failed suicide attempt.
She is currently fairly stable due to her medical cocktail including an antidepressant, an anti-psychotic and an anti-anxiety combination, but this took many years of trying and failing before finding one that she could tolerate. Most of her life she has been without medications and that caused problems in her home and work life.