John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. John is a minister in the Church of Christ, having served eight years as a volunteer missionary in the inner city of Newark, New Jersey. John is a prose writer and poet with over a dozen books published. John suffers from bipolar disorder and is open about his illness as such he is an activist for the mentally ill. Besides the Church of Christ, John has belonged to New Jersey Peace Action and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Industrial Workers of the World.
by John Kaniecki
My illness devastated me at age twenty when I was committed to a psychiatric hospital for sixty days and eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder.