'Brainstorm': A Personal Battle with Bipolar Disorder In a recent five-part series of first-person essays, Orange County Register newspaper reporter Valeria Godines offered readers a window into her personal struggle with bipolar disorder. She speaks with Noah Adams about her illness and her struggle to regain a sense of normalcy.
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'Brainstorm': A Personal Battle with Bipolar Disorder

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'Brainstorm': A Personal Battle with Bipolar Disorder

'Brainstorm': A Personal Battle with Bipolar Disorder

'Brainstorm': A Personal Battle with Bipolar Disorder

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Readings from 'Brainstorm'

Hear Valeria Godines read passages from her five-part series of essays on her battle with bipolar disorder:

'I murdered my daughter'

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'We are the faces of mental illness'

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In a recent five-part series of first-person essays, Orange County Register newspaper reporter Valeria Godines offered readers a window into her personal struggle with bipolar disorder. She speaks with Noah Adams about her illness and her struggle to regain a sense of normalcy.