which is like having manic depression aka bi-polar disorder with schizophrenia and less than one half a percent of the US population suffers from it.
The big problems that I have is I am almost always misunderstood. People think that just because I am mentally ill I must be crazy, insane, stupid, incompetent, etc.
I can still do my work for jobs, but no employer wants to hire me. If I do get hired as soon as they discover I am mentally ill coworkers start to harass me and pick on me and bully me to force me to leave, or make up stuff to get me fired. They do this out of ignorance rather than a conspiracy. When they see your moods change and swing from one to another, they notice that you are mentally ill. It is not that they do this out of hate, but they misunderstand what being mentally ill really is, and confuse you for being selfish, or crazy, or insane, or whatever the news media tells them. Most of these public shooters are mentally ill so they compare you to them and get scared of you. Most people are scared of what they don't understand and get nervous and sometimes that fear turns into hate which leads to harassment, mocking, insults, bullying, and other things. When management notices most of your coworkers are picking on you, they have a choice, either fire your coworkers who aren't mentally ill, or fire the mentally ill person the coworkers are picking on.
I've been out of work since 2002 due to this. I am non-violent and I can work with anyone as long as they agree to treat me like a human being.
I am working on some startups, trying to get people involved at the above websites. I am thinking of maybe making some video games or small apps or something. I have written ebooks and done some blogging. I am open to suggestions. I have done tech support for family and friends to get by. Mostly cleaning viruses off their Windows PCs and in some cases converting people to GNU/Linux like Ubuntu or Lubuntu/Xubuntu.
I have tried kickstarter and indiegogo but it went nowhere as nobody wants to support a mentally ill person.