In 2019, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Once treatment started, the barriers I had, in every area of my life began to fall away. I was able to think clearly, see the things I wanted, and move towards them.
Adjusting to my new treatment plan wasn’t easy. For a period of time, I felt lost in the forest. But, all of a sudden, I found my way out and the path is clear.
My treatment included daily health habits to reset my mind – like regular exercise, focusing on my diet and introducing what I nicknamed “my brain shake”, enjoying nature, creating healthy routines like journaling, and connecting with and opening up to friends and family about how I feel. My diagnosis and treatment have not been life ending. For me, it has been life beginning.
I created Arthur Bane Apparel to help drive awareness of the simple fact that mental health is health, allow people to see diagnosis as a new start, and motivate everyone to take care of their minds.