Since i've announced my bipolar diagnosis. I have recieved several emails from people in similar situations thanking me for publically sharing my experiences. Lots of kind notes and support, and I truely appreciate!!!
Some ask why I am so publically open, as most would fear doing so in regards to work and other close people learning about it... One of the core values at Microsoft is Accountability. I think my openness about the subject goes hand in hand with those values. Also, I know there is alot of ignorance and mis-education on the topic. By posting publically about what I am going through I hope that I can answer most of the questions and raise awareness to everyone close to me (friends and co-workers).