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Scott Simontis

Thank you for your courage in sharing your victories. I was dealt a pretty shitty hand in life between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder...every day can be a struggle sometimes. If I didn't have programming in my life, I would have been dead long ago.

I'm facing some legal consequences due to some poor choices I made as a result of not properly managing my mental health, and if it doesn't go well, I have 5 years hanging over my head. It's so hard to focus on anything right now because of all the fear. When you tend to impulsively spend money during manic episodes or as a coping mechanism, trying to afford legal representation is pretty hard.

Keep fighting, and if you ever need someone to talk to, hit me up. I've probably been there. That goes for anyone else who may be reading too.

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Marvin Kirkland Author

Hi Scott. Thank you for reading. I definitely understand how every day can be a struggle.

Like you, I find programming (in my case learning to program) to be very helpful. I get burnt out at times. It does keep my mind occupied from other things.

I’m sorry to hear about your predicament. I hope things go well for you. Keep up the good fight.