Bil Browning

Another new face to the mix

Filed By Bil Browning | June 24, 2009 9:30 AM | comments

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Please welcome David Castillo as the Bilerico Project's newest contributor! David is a a journalist who does communications for a health non-profit in Washington, DC. MyPicture.jpgWhile other contributors and I have blogged a bit about being bipolar and some of the challenges that goes with it, David applied to be part of the team with a unique angle.

In the last two years mental health, specifically bipolar disorder, has come to the forefront of my mind in a way that I never expected nor anticipated. A year ago this June, my partner Jim suffered from a manic episode that resulted in a weeklong hospital stay and our lives and our relationship has been changed ever since. Since then, Jim has made several lifestyle changes to stay healthy and I've been on a personal journey to better understand him and this highly misunderstood illness.

Bilerico Project is proud to be one part of a larger effort to lift the veil of mental illness and hopefully David's participation with help us to talk freely about an issue that our community has ignored for too long.


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John Shields John Shields | June 24, 2009 3:01 PM

David,

Welcome to the Bilerico family, you won't regret it. Pronouncing it, however, is a totally different issue...

Welcome to our slightly dysfunctional but always interesting family, David! I'm looking forward to your posts!