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Bouncing back living with bipolar and psychosis - Victoria Maxwell's story

Victoria Maxwell shares insights on her recovery process managing bipolar, psychosis, and anxiety.

Maxwell says acceptance of her diagnosis was “the greatest liberator,” but it only happened after she met a healthcare team that was willing to work with her.

“Once I did meet a psychiatrist and a nurse who really inquired about the reasons why I just didn’t believe I had a mental illness and really wanted to work with me, that was when I was starting to trust the medical system and was willing to give it a shot,” she said.

Now, she performs keynote speeches about her experiences, in order to share a message of hope.

“Recovery is possible, and recovery can be defined in many different ways,” she said.  “To me, recovery really is defined by the person and is really about quality of life.”

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