Charlotte Pierce-Baker’s son was 25-years old the night his bipolar disorder truly began to manifest itself to his family. At the time, Mark was pursuing a postgraduate degree in film, living in California with his fiancée and, from the perspective of his attentive and supportive parents living across the country, he was leading a relatively normal and stable life. Nothing could have prepared them for Mark’s unhinged emotional outbursts, the uncertain highs and the violent lows, calls from jail, pleas for money, drug relapses and continuous disputes about how to live and not live that followed his desperate cri de coeur. With Mark’s first psychotic episode, Pierce-Baker’s education about mental health truly began.
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million American adults. While African Americans are at the same…
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