Ray Pearson is a sleepy teen whose depressed lows once brought him to suicide attempts and whose manic hallucinations had him talking to doorknobs and laundry bags. Unlike other children diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Pearson isn’t given to unexpected outbursts. His shifts from depression to mania are as foreseeable as the Titanic — and just as unstoppable.
This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on December 19, 2011: startribune.com/lifestyle/wellness/136409283.html
Video by: McKenna Ewen
Photography by: David Joles