So I'm very interested in clinical trials.
I'm a stay at home mum, and occasionally I qualify for one that can pay a little money and I can help contribute to society.
I was checking out the various trials that the NIMH puts out, and I noticed there was one being done for children who suffer from depression but have not been diagnosed as bipolar disorder yet...which is my daughter in a nutshell. I started reading about it, and I read that the person putting on on the study was David Miklowitz, He happens to be a favorite author of mine, he's written some amazing work for bipolar patients, including "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide". That is a book that changed my life. It is such a great read, and it has so much good information for a newly diagnosed beeper, or a long time beeper like myself. I learned so much while reading it, and was really able to implement a lot of it into my life.
Anywho, unfortunately since we live in Utah and the study was being done in California, we weren't eligible for it, but he was kind enough to offer me his new book he's written about dealing with bipolar children. I seriously felt honored to get the chance to talk to him and tell him how much his book had changed my life for the better.
So although yesterday wasn't a great day for finding a new research study to participate in, I did get the chance to talk to someone who has inspired my life, and that's always cooler than finding any old research study, any day.