Mental illness today is a hot topic. What's it like growing up in a dysfunctional home, where your mother is bipolar, your father a fully functional alcoholic? Many people with mental illness in their families live in a closet of shame, much like the closet of the LGBTQ community. It's time to tear down this wall, get out of the closet and talk about mental illness as it truly is: an illness of the brain. Yes, it is indeed a DIFFERENT KIND OF CLOSET! This story shares the pain, heartache and triumph of one man in his journey to help others understand and overcome the negative stigma of mental illness.