Imagine your aunt, the same aunt who makes you food, has felt sad and angry all her life. Now imagine if you found out she felt that way because she was sick — but not just any kind of sick.
That’s what happened to Blas Diaz. He could barely believe when he found out that his aunt had suffered all those years. So he interviewed her.
For those of you who might be triggered by the topic of suicide, heads up from 4:30 to 5:19.
Podcast by Latino USA, with the original audio on Vocalo Storytellers Workshop. A million thanks to Blas Diaz and his tia for sharing her story. Think you, a relative, or a friend might have bipolar disorder (or maybe you just wanna find out more)? Check out the National Institute of Mental Health. Thumbnail image by Flickr user Bill Strain, used under Creative Commons license.