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Wanted to share this, a lot of us have been posting our thoughts and prayers for Kevin, and this is his response:
"Hope everyone had a great new year, I'm excited for a new beginning and wanted to move on by looking back for a moment. As most of you know, I was arrested in June for starting a fire in my apartment when I played for the Spokane Shock in the AFL. What nobody really knows is why it happened so I wanted to explain...I have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder which causes delusional thinking. I felt it important for me to let people know that and to thank everyone for the support through a really tough time in my life. All the love I've been shown helps me to get back on my feet and start this year off right. I'm up for challenges and I'm ready to overcome this mental disorder and become a better person for it."
This post was edited by usctrojan1 18 months ago
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Good for Kevin to attack his illness head on. This story was always very strange, I hope it comes to a positive conclusion.
Hoping for nothing but the best for Kevin - Fight On!!
Wish you the best and Happy New Year KE, Fight On!
God bless Kevin. We miss him on the Chargers and of course even more those DeSean type hits at USC.
What happened with the federal arson charge(s)? I hope that they were dealt with accordingly considering Kevin's diagnosis.
Help A Better LA bring peace to the South LA community. Are you in?
Bipolar is the disease of the 21st century. You hear about this disease more now than ever before.
My wife was diagnosed with it a few years back and now that she is on medicine, things are so much better in my household.
It really is a terrible disease that can only be diagnosed if the affected person seeks out treatment.
I hope that Kevin gets back on track now that he is seeking treatment.
Fight On Kevin!
This post was edited by JCakus 18 months ago
Fight On Kevin
Always one of my favorite Ttojans
Great great person from a great family
Best of luck to KE. Great Trojan.
Just like KE, I have it and live with it. Fight on Kevin Ellison! Glad you're handling it.
It's no joke. Mine has been well treated and under control for years thankfully. I have a great shrink (as you sickos can imagine).
Note to cynics: I was a big homo before my diagnosis. Like, in the womb.
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I'm dying laughing over here...!
FIght on to Kevin Ellison.
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If you have never lived or known intimately someone with bipolar disorder, you don't know how difficult it can be for that person and their family/friends.
I kind of say it like this, when someone is manic, they are bad and they like it. When they are depressed, they are sad and don't like it. Kind of catch .22.
I don't know if the homo thing was serious or not, but I had a business partner who I believed expensive, young women when he was more on balance and was bisexual with a particular interest in homeless people when he was manic or depressed. Very strange, but true and uncovered by accident. Oops!!
I do. It can tear apart a family, if not strong and united.
Before diagnosis, it caused a shift in family closeness and unity to my mother's side of the family, and less to my fathers. It was almost a relief to the relative suffering this disorder to learn why she was so disruptive, and the severe emotional swings that hurt her and all of us because we couldn't understand.
Fight On to all who have this disorder, and manage their lives with medication and understanding of the disorder.
The homo thing was no joke; I was gay before I popped outta my mother.
But living with bipolarity is no joke either; like I said, I'm blessed to have it under great control and it's nothing that affects my daily life and hasn't for the last 5 years. The years before that ... well, it was messy at times. But that's what happens if it goes undiagnosed and untreated. And you have to actively seek out treatment.
All I meant by the homo thing was ... well, that I'm a big one. Bipolar or not. What can I say?
We love you for exactly who you are.
Hahaha that last sentence had me rolling
wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2013 Kevin
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