I come from a middle class family with parents who made sure I stayed o the right tract showing me a lot of love, some tough at times. My dad a line specialist for the power company and my mom a Nurse Practitioner. They taught me at an early age respect, empathy and integrity. They knew early on that something was different about me, something that was diagnosed as everything but Bipolar and Schizophrenia. It was not till after my 18th birthday did I tell them my secret.