Getting Off the Roller Coaster

Does life ever seem to be a roller coaster? Zooming ups and devastating downs with little stability in between? The mild form of this mental trouble is sometimes called "artistic temperament," the severe form "manic-depressive." But whatever it's called, it isn't something we have to put up with!

After being locked into a yo-yo, moody way of life during my college years, I longed for release. I'd been going from strong suicidal urges at the bottom of the depression cycle to exhilarating and exhausting highs. I tried to regulate it all with drugs, but that didn't work. Finally, healing came through Christian Science.

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Radical Medicine
March 3, 1973
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