I have a dream too.
I have a dream that one day scientists will find a cure for early-onset bipolar disorder.
I have a dream that one day bipolar children will be treated compassionately by their families, teachers, neighbors, and lawmakers, and will have equal access to all the services they need.
I have a dream that one day there will be the ability to determine exactly what medications each child needs according to sophisticated brain imaging technology.
I have a dream that Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters will open a beautiful, cutting edge child psychiatric unit for the children of Hampton Roads, offering the latest in acute care, as well as residential care, including neuropsychiatry, neurofeedback, and therapies such as occupational, recreational, art, music, animal, and yoga, as well as a huge, wonderful playground.
I have a dream that these special children will no longer have to suffer from social isolation, embarrassment, shame, and educational difficulties because of the amount of school they miss because of their illness.
I have a dream that this terrible handicap will one day be eradicated so that all bipolar people are free of this dream-robbing disorder.