Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 4: Back to The Hospital

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided (Part 4) Back to The Hospital I was not out of the hospital very long when I ended up back in. This time, I was in the teenager section of the psychiatric hospital. I … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 14: Having My Own Place and the Beginning of My Career

After Erich’s mom died and we were no longer engaged, I moved out.  By then, I was working at Disney World.  I could not get a job as a teacher. I loved working at Disney. It was fun and had … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 13: A New Start after Severe Manic and Depressive States

After spending awhile at my parent’s house depressed, I was on my way back to Florida for a fresh start. There was apprehension and I am sure my parents wondered if this was the smartest thing to do, but that … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 12: Severe Manic Episode that Sunk into a Deep Depression

My last blog talked about how out of control I had gotten and how severe my manic episode was.  I have learned over the years that the higher you go, the lower you sink. That is why I try and … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 11: The time I disappeared

I had gone up to see my family and took the bus. My dad said later that when he said good bye he wasn’t sure if I was ok. I was sitting on the bus when a guy dressed all … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 10: Moving to Florida, Going to College and Working

I had worked several jobs in high school and college.  For the most part, having bipolar disorder did not affect my job performance too much until the year before I had to go on disability. When I first moved to … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 3: My First Full Blown Manic Episode

My Story Divided Part 3: My First Full Blown Manic Episode I actually don’t remember a lot about this episode and this is common with mania. Another thing that happens is that I get different manic episodes confused with other … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 2: Continuing to Live with Depression

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided (Part 2): Continuing to Live with Depression After realizing that I had to accept that I was one of those “crazy” people, I had to start dealing with it. Of course, during these times … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 1: Dealing with Depression for the First Time

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part One: Dealing with depression for the First time. I have written a brief story about my battle with my mental illness, but have decided to elaborate on it and break it down to … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 9: Side Notes Before Moving On

Before I continue telling my story, I want you to know that obviously parts of my life have been skipped and some of them are rather significant.  The things that have had the most impact on my life, however, have … Continue reading

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