What kind of person would bicycle around the world telling everyone he is crazy? A crazy person, of course

By Michael Schratter My name is Michael Schratter and I am bipolar. I also happen to be a Canadian Jew, a teacher, a part-time journalist, a husband, a brother, and a son. But for me it is the label of mental illness that carries the most weight on my shoulders. In my opinion, there is no other human affliction still so misunderstood, feared, and ultimately stigmatized. And it is this stigma, along with the prejudice so often encountered by those that have dealt with or are dealing with a mental health challenge that is perhaps the greatest issue when it […]

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