Mission Statement:

The mission of TAOMI is to encourage those who struggle by sharing personal stories and experiences, and supply information and insight to those with a loved one who struggles in hopes that it will lead to ending the stigma.

Authors:

M.C. Schultz

My diagnosis includes:

  • Bipolar I
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • PTSD

These do not define me.  I am more than just my diagnosis.  The diagnosis just leads me in the direction that I need to head in so I can live an even fuller life!

I want to share my story openly.  My hope is that it helps to reduce the stigma that many face and that it may help others to realize how unique and strong they really are.

All the love,

M.C. Schultz

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