Erez Shek lives with bipolar disorder and, after surviving suicide in 2016, he decided to be part of the movement to end the stigma surrounding of mental illness. Erez uses comedy, music, video, and multimedia as his medium. His writing and videos can be found on www.TheShekCheck.com
, a site that promotes fact-checking on mental illness and wellness, and focuses on our need to check ourselves to enhance our mental health.
by Erez Shek
My father’s compassion when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder was unreal and unexpected. Importantly, he was engaged in his own efforts to better understand what life is like for a son with bipolar disorder by seeking out support groups.