I got turned on to a really cool youtube video series from Jayme at Rayne’s World. It’s a man telling his story of a “mania” that he interpreted as a spiritual emergency–treated it as such and recovered. I had a very similar story at the onset, but got sucked into psychiatry which he avoided. That made for radically different lives. I’m only now extracting myself from the bullshit.
The only thing I want to caution you about with this video series is that he suggests people come off their meds. This may be a fine idea–but do it slowly and cautiously–you don’t have to go back into crisis like he suggests. I know of hundreds of people who withdraw safely and slowly and do not return to full-blown crisis, especially if supported with diet and nutrition.
I am, like I’ve said, experiencing a ton of emotions and the budding of spirituality, but I’m not losing it and I don’t expect to. Caution and support is what is needed.