Bipolar - Undiagnosed for 9 years
After 3 rounds of the manic highs and debilitating, and suicidal lows, Mike Segall eventually got referred for psychiatric assessment leading to a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder 1. In this episode he talks about those times and also of what it’s like for him now to live with the side effects of his medication, the hereditary nature of the condition and how best to support someone living with this condition. Mike Segall is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded 14 companies in his business lifetime and currently runs Money Collectors a full-service debt collection agency. He was diagnosed with BiPolar Effective Disorder 1 in 2000 after nine years being undiagnosed during which period he had three manic episodes and three highly depressive and eventually suicidal depression. He is a good example of someone who can survive and thrive. He is a professional speaker on mental health and a trustee of three charities. Mike lives in London and has two daughters and a granddaughter. www.moneycollectors.co.uk https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mikesegall https://twitter.com/magicmike121 https://www.facebook.com/mike.segall About the host Rachel Maunder Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way, a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different and a gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them. An advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion of those who seem different to us, in whatever way, and you start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Other Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations. She also offers an online home-study programme using her own StoryCRAFT process. You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here: https://www.rachelmaunder.com/links DISCLAIMER Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.