Jim Christiansen manages his bipolar disorder by painting, getting massage therapy and going to support groups. “My big thing is stay well,” he said. “I don’t want to be sick. I hate doctors. I hate being sick.” The 60-year-old has been off medications for nearly a decade. He lives with and cares for his 88-year-old mother.
Jim Christiansen manages his bipolar disorder by painting, getting massage therapy and going to support groups. “My big thing is stay well,” he said. “I don’t want to be sick. I hate doctors. I hate being sick.” The 60-year-old has been off medications for nearly a decade. He lives with and cares for his 88-year-old mother. Lauren M. Whaley CHCF Center for Health Reporting
Jim Christiansen manages his bipolar disorder by painting, getting massage therapy and going to support groups. “My big thing is stay well,” he said. “I don’t want to be sick. I hate doctors. I hate being sick.” The 60-year-old has been off medications for nearly a decade. He lives with and cares for his 88-year-old mother. Lauren M. Whaley CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Faces of mental illness, 3 years later: Jim Christiansen

October 03, 2015 5:48 PM