My brother and I

father lived with manic depression. His brother and sister also had it. Bi-polar is another name, but manic depression is more accurate for his mental state. When I was younger, I worried I might be next, but it’s skipped my siblings and I.

I’m three years older than my brother. As kids we bugged each other - a lot. Our mother would pilot her old Ford around with him and I bouncing around in the back (sans seat belts). He…