At the peak of a mania episode, I have the tendency to develop psychosis. It starts with self-referent thoughts, the idea that the news refers to me. If left untreated, the idea that “they-are-out-to-get-me” develops into full-blown delusion of surveillance through my computer, other digital devices. However, I have also found solace in the use of technology to survive isolation.
When I lived in Ponca City, OK, 98 miles away from the closest city and isolated from everything I held dear, I registered in writing courses online at NYU Continuing Education. But I couldn’t afford a complete professional program online. Fortunately for me, Ponca City’s University Learning Center offered distance education graduate program.
I registered for the Masters in Education, Adult Education Management and Administration program, which uses state of the art technology, broadband, and Interactive Television from small cubicles in a non-descriptive location in town. From those cubicles, I participated in real time in graduate courses at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK, a small university in the Oklahoma panhandle. https://wp.me/p8QDZN-xk