Sunday, December 8, 2013

When you can't do it it together

Crazy pill count:
AM 150 Lamictal, 50 Seroquel, 20 Adderall, 1 Klonopin, 60 Cymbalta
afternoon .5 Klonopin
PM 300 Lamictal, 550 Seroquel, 1 Klonopin

I had quite an amusing story I planned to share with you today. Like really amusing.
But instead I am going to do what I said I would never do.

I am asking for your support to help fund our film, The Great American Play: A Bipolar Film my writing partner and I are trying to get funded through a Kickstarter Campaign.

You know, us. 

We only have FOUR days left to reach our funding goal.
No Funding Goal = No Film
No Film = No opportunity to educate people about the reality of living with bipolar disorder.

I said I would never ask you for money. But this feels like an emergency. It is an emergency that people more deeply understand this beast of an illness.

Understanding means acceptance.
And acceptance means compassion.
And compassion means a better world.
For everyone.

I am going to share with you four voice clips that will appear in the film.
That is if it receives enough funding to turn from our idea and passion into a real film.

This is just a taste of what it may/could be:

feeling weak:

the inevitable manic crash:

a bipolar marriage is a hard one:

reaching for strength from my writing partner:

I don't want anybody who can't afford to make a contribution to this film to make a contribution.

And I know the holidays are here which come with extra expenses, but not making this film comes with some really big expenses too. 

The great expense of not fostering understanding and change.

This dramatic documentary has the power to help educate people about bipolar disorder which is often such a misunderstood and stigmatized illness. This film is a chance for me and my writing partner to do our part in changing that.

Despite all the expenses that go with life...
What if you could contribute $5?
And then maybe encourage a friend to contribute $5?
And then maybe they could encourage one of their friends to contribute $5.
And then...
I think you get the point.

I'm MANIC. I'm DEPRESSED. The rest?
2 weeks through the eyes of 2 best friends
battling the chemical elements 
to write something GREAT.

Well, what happens next? 
I guess we'll have to watch the documentary to find out! 

You can make a donation of any size with a minimum of $1.
To offer support for our film:

I finally came to the place of being able to ask for your support because what I am forever telling you.

We can't do and endure everything alone
We need support. 
And that means we need to ask for that support we need. 

Don't you dare ever think you are not worthy of support, our what you have to offer isn't important enough to ask for support. I suppose that, "don't you dare" includes me too. 

And so here I am...asking for your support. 

Until next time...


  1. You are worthy of support. You are a bright shiny star.
    Sending love, light and a little bit of $ support and a whole lotta heart support to you both !

    1. Thank you, sweet KIm! I can feel all the love in your donation!!