Vince Grant

I've suffered from depression my whole life.  Really can't recall a time I haven't been depressed, even as a kid.  In more joyful moments, I was and still am aware of the specter of the disease lurking in the shadows, hovering around me and waiting to pounce at any moment.  It's an unnerving way to live.  After years of painful confusion I was placed on psychiatric drugs and later diagnosed as being bipolar.  I took these medications for quite some time and during the last four years of treatment was on three different psych meds per day.  During this period I was also self-medicating by drinking heavily and using various street drugs as well as abusing my prescription medications.

I write songs to cope.  I'd like to say I write songs to heal, but that may be asking too much.