The Other Side of the Bipolar Rainbow

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2018



15 years ago, I had horrible mood swings. I had hallucinations. I had no reason to get up in the morning. And six days ago my beautiful son was born.


For those of you struggling with bipolar, I just want to say that it is possible to have a happy, well-rounded life. It may not happen overnight, but it can happen.


Looking back on where I was back then, I could’ve never imagined the life I would be living today, let alone living at all. Thanks to the love of my family and friends, my psychologist and my psychiatrist, and most importantly, my barking mood swing messiah, Ozzy, I made it.


Hang in there guys. Be strong. See you on the other side of bipolar—joy and happiness. Please leave your comments here or follow me @dailybruce.

About the author
Bruce Goldstein is an author, speaker, screenwriter, and madman of Madison Avenue. His first book, “Puppy Chow is Better than Prozac: The true story of a man and the dog who saved his life” was a bestseller on Amazon and received praise in publications such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and The Boston Globe. Goldstein has appeared on Martha Stewart Living and the Morning Show on Fox. Bruce can also be seen on Bipolar TV @ discussing pet therapy for bipolar disorder and was this year’s Key Note Speaker at the Many Faces of Mental Illness conference. Bruce writes a column in BP called, “A New Yorker’s State of Mind,” and freelances as a copywriter in advertising. He received a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 1992, and lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
  1. 40 years on. Treat each day like a new opportunity. Have faith in yourself, take care of yourself, and you will find the you remain standing, regardless of what life sends your way. Having a good sense of humor about life’s ups and downs helps.


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