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Sharing life with bipolar disorder helps Del Mar man help others

Although World Bipolar Day is March 30, Roger Alsabrook raises awareness about bipolar disorder to eliminate social stigma every day.

As the founder and leader of a Del Mar-based, peer-facilitated support group for those with depression or bipolar disorder, Alsabrook offers advice to people living with mental illness. He also encourages them to share their stories with their family and friends.

“This is my story, but I’m encouraging people with bipolar to come out and participate,” Alsabrook said. “Tell people about having bipolar. See how much you can help others.”

Originally from Dallas, Alsabrook was misdiagnosed with major depressive...