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black and white collage of framed photos of masked performers

"There's an old U.S. television advertisement for two candy bars. They're the same candy, except one has nuts and one doesn't. The ad went, 'Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.' Bipolar disorder doesn't always give you that choice."

Black and white image of a collage of framed pictures of masked performers. Behind the image is the face of a man with a poem in white text to the left. The poem reads:
These are my people
I'm crazy, and we
are a community.

I function pretty well.
My medication helps me.

It's a very thin wall
that divides us.

This is how I see myself
You may see me differently

Or you may not see me at