You can listen to this podcast on Itunes or Spotify or on anchor: https://anchor.fm/mentalmelissa/episodes/Mental-Illness-and-Aging-e164mg
The previous blog post has the links to some of the articles I reference in the podcast. I won't lie, this freaks me out. Knowing that because I have bipolar that I will die earlier than someone who doesn't have bipolar really makes me sad. It is hard enough to navigate this life every damn day with so many set backs with this illness but to learn that it will cheat me out of years of life breaks my heart.