No More Crutch

No More Crutch is a book written of poetry, writings, and feelings from the early years of my recovery living with a dual diagnosis. My dual diagnosis consists of bipolar disorder and addiction to drugs/alcohol. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995 after a drug induced manic episode. I was going to an all night rave club in NYC …


Prayer Pray- When change is needed. -Amen When the prayers are answered. -Amen Pray- When your own strength isn’t enough. -Amen Rely on God. -Amen Pray for clarity and open doors. To see where you are going. We all need clarity in our own journey. -Amen When your vision is clear and your prayers are answered. -Amen

In Our Own Voice

This is my first “In Our Own Voice” presentation for the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI).That’s me (Jason Insalaco) sitting on the left and Skip Hemschott sitting on the right. We present for NAMI NJ to bring awareness and educate about mental illness from our own stories of recovery.


Many of my thoughts come and form into clouds. They can fill my head with darkness. It is key for me to be creative to express my thoughts into ideas and form a fire which is therapeutic. In this therapy art is formed. But it takes action. I must act to get the ideas done. Creation starts from thoughts which …


This is Jason Insalaco with Instinctive Bird. I would like to welcome you to my blog. I started Instinctive Bird November of 2011. In 1995 I was dually diagnosed with bipolar disorder 1 and addiction to alcohol and drugs. When I speak of recovery it is from the basis of my own diagnosis of mental illness and addictions. I am …