Growing Back Stronger


Logan Noone, PNWU OMS II, never expected to celebrate his college graduation in a psych ward, sleeping on a bed complete with wrist and ankle restraints. 

From an outside perspective he was living the dream. He had plenty of friends, a picture-perfect family, achieved academic success and was even studying abroad in Scotland. At night, however, he couldn’t sleep. He worried that his girlfriend no longer loved him; that his friends thought he was a loser; that not even his own family liked him. Ultimately, after his family guided him toward treatment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Despite his doctor’s advice to keep his diagnosis a secret — they warned him that he’d be ostracized if people knew about his disorder— Noone decided to pursue a career in medicine, determined to improve the system that helped save his life and show others that they are not alone.