Doctor to mentally ill: Take charge of your lives –

Fuller, who now works as a practicing psychiatrist, is a living example of the message he preaches: Many can recover.

Suffering from bipolar depression, Michael Fuller spent most of his high school years in an old-fashioned mental hospital.

He’d undergone shock therapy dozens of times, to little avail. He was just shy of his 18th birthday in 1972 when a doctor told his mother he would spend much of his life in psychiatric hospitals.

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