A comedian, songwriter and author who speaks on his efforts to overcome bi-polar disorder was a guest at a conference in Webster City this week. Paul Jones has this advice for people with the disease, which is characterized by severe mood swings.
Jones says his main message is to try and get people to get help for the disease, but he says people have to want to get help. Jones says he tries to give people an uplifting message of hope.
Jones says to someone who is sick, the message is to “stay the course and be true to your treatment”, and he says for professionals, he says they should keep doing what they’re doing and helping people. Jones says he’s an example of how you can live and deal with bi-polar disorder.
Jones says so many people who’re diagnosed think the world has come crashing down, but Jones says you should look at the people who have been diagnosed and see how they’ve done. He cites himself as an example. Jones says other famous people, such as Winston Churchill, suffered from bi-polar disorder, but still led productive lives.