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 not a Dr. or a therapist. I look at myself as a man living with mental illness and addiction and speak and create from my own experiences. My passions are writing, video, and public speaking. My mission for Instinctive Bird is to create, inspire, and share recovery for human development. Feel free to watch my videos on YouTube and please give feedback in ways I can expand them. My videos are writings that were put to imagery to expand thought and feeling. My public speaking is through The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). I am a trained “In Our Own Voice” (IOOV) presenter. As a presenter I speak open and honestly about dark days, acceptance, treatment, coping skills, successes, hopes, and dreams. As a coping skill, writing has been my strongest one. I have been writing/ journaling since I was dually diagnosed in 1995 to the present. This will be my forum to share all my thoughts about recovery. So please give me some thoughts.