Wali - Bipolar Disorder and Romantic Relationships
This episode is part of a series of written and audio stories called True Romance that will take an honest, in-depth look at romantic relationships. Go to thehiddensouth.com for more stories from this series.
I met Wali, a 32-year-old teacher, while he was visiting a friend in New Orleans following a breakup with his girlfriend and his second hospitalization for bipolar disorder. We stayed in touch and when he returned a few months later, he agreed to share his story with me.
This interview took place on August 17th, 2019, a few days prior to Wali’s new podcast going live. It’s called the 730 Podcast. It explores how mental health issues intersect with the African American experience. Have a listen. It’s definitely worth checking out.