Published Articles

A Framework for Success: Occupational therapy, bipolar disorder's missing link in treatment. October 2011 in OT Advance

Living, Not Coping. February 2014 in OT Advance

Radio

Are you bipolar and wish to connect with others? What you will find below is a 21 minute 39 second interview that shares exactly what it is like to be bipolar and Stephen's unique story.

Here is the entire 43 Minutes and 17 Second interview which includes Stephen's personal story of his Trek across parts of America.

Webinars

Books

For individuals suffering with depression, anxiety or bipolar conditions that want to take back their lives.  

For individuals suffering with depression, anxiety or bipolar conditions that want to take back their lives.  

Here is Stephen Nawotiak's first book. Click on the cover of Trex My Thoughts to order the book. 

Here is Stephen Nawotiak's first book. Click on the cover of Trex My Thoughts to order the book. 

Generation TreX: My Thoughts is a journal recounting the personal experiences and insights of a young man while he plans a 27-month non-motorized trek of service throughout America.

1/24/00 - What will become of this quest? Will anyone care? I don't have an answer for these questions and I'm not sure I really want to. To be honest, I'm feeling a little tired of this idealistic crusade. I have no desire to make it a big hoopla event. I've been writing that the success of the Trek depends upon my committment to the principles and not the attention it recieves. In reality, however, I have been living the opposite. I have gotten so focused on the image and organization of the Trek that I have stopped simply doing it. This Trek is about exemplifying certain qualities in life, not getting on a TV show. It is about having the courage to display an example for others to follow. I don't have control of its scale (how many people hear about it), I just have control of its success ( living its principles regardless of the circumstances). If I make it home it will be nothing short of a miracle. I don't know if I will complete the goal of the 10,350 mile Trek. I do know that I believe in its mission and have to try. I may set out on the Trek, but it is the support team and the people I meet along the way that will bring me home.