Jodi Foreman: A Story of OCD, Bipolar Disorder & Addiction

Originally posted on my spanglish familia:

This is Jodi Foreman. She was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder at age 10 and Bipolar Disorder Type 2 (rapid cycling) at age 27. She has what one would consider treatment-resistant mental illnesses. On June 16th, I visited her at her apartment in Toronto to discuss the details of her struggle with OCD, bipolar disorder and alcoholism.

It was a lovely, sunny morning. I don’t have air conditioning in my car so I passed by Tim Horton’s drive thru for an iced capp and quickly texted her,

           Morning. Do you want me to pick you up a coffee?

          No thanks, I’m off caffeine. Can you pick me up a yoghurt with granola if   they have? If not no worries.

She was in luck – one vanilla yoghurt with granola – on its way. I arrived at her door around 11:00 am. I remembered to bring my camera, but forgot…

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