It’s been three years almost to the day since I lost my mind. In January 2014 I suffered a severe manic episode. I had never experienced anything like it before, nor had I been previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
It disrupted my life in so many ways, but it was also extremely expensive. Overspending while manic as well as loss of earnings for the eight months I was unable to work, meant the illness cost me around £25,000.