How did she get here? The mother of one who comes from a family with bi-polar disorder explains her predicaments in an interview with BBC. Read her story after the cut...
''There is a history of mental illness in my family. My brother lived with bipolar disorder and the household was often chaotic as a result. Our family never discussed it. To the outside, we looked like the Brady Bunch. Looking back, there were signs something was not quite right with me either.
"'I did everything at a mile a minute and couldn't focus for the life of me. Growing up, I lived with an eating disorder, had suicidal thoughts and a suicide attempt in college, then experienced severe anxiety when I raced. But I kept it all in, trying to maintain the facade of the perfect Midwestern girl, strong and powerful.
If others noticed any problems, they looked the other way. I usually won, and they liked it that way.