Monthly Archives: October 2012

My Mom’s and My Recollection of my First Manic Episode

My Recollection: Starting at the age of 13, I started getting depressed for no reason for about two weeks at a time.  I saw a psychiatrist and was in a group with other teenagers who were having difficulty.  I was … Continue reading

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40 Million Voters Ignored

About 12 million Americans are living with  cancer 400,000 Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis; 1 million from Parkinson’s and 1.2 million are living with HIV/AIDS. 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a mental illness!!! Los Angeles Times That is … Continue reading

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My New Philosophy on Life: Telling People about My Mental Illness

I used to get to know someone before I would tell them that I suffered from bipolar disorder.  I didn’t want them to judge me before they got to know me.  I liked it when I would tell someone and … Continue reading

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2nd Feature Story: Anonymous “NannyWoofWoof”

  I HAVE BIPOLAR – BUT I CAN NEVER FORGIVE MYSELF  When I was very young I was always sad, frightened and life was difficult.  I had great difficulty at mixing even at a very young age and felt alienated.  … Continue reading

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1st Feature Story: I know now that I’m not Crazy by Kalie Dalbey’s Story

 I had symptoms starting at age 5. I felt sad and cried, but I  never understood why. When I was 31, I finally talked to a PA at my doctor’s office about the way I felt.   She said it … Continue reading

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Suggestions: Feature Story by a Person with a Mental Illness

Tell your story Please know that I will be posting your story on my blog, FB page, Pinterest, and Twitter. Some people have asked me what they should write. Below are some suggestions, but you don’t have to stick to … Continue reading

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You could Save a Life: You have two days left!

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 7-13.  You have until Saturday to make a difference. October 10th was World Mental Health Day. You may have missed it, but you can still learn from the theme of the day yesterday. The … Continue reading

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Appeal to the media and politicians: Does anyone care that it is Mental Illness Awareness Week in America?

Today is World Mental Health Day and this week is Mental Illness Awareness week in America.  Below are some shocking statistics about how mental illness affects our population. “The burden of mental illness and addictions is more than 1.5 times … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day Around the World

This year World Mental Health Day will celebrate its 20th anniversary on October 10th. It is estimated that over 100 countries now celebrate this day.  The theme for 2012 is Depression: A Global Crisis.  This blog is intended to show … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day Information

October 10th, has been set aside by more than 100 countries worldwide as World Mental Health Day. This year, the 20th anniversary, the theme is “Depression:A Global Crisis”.Ref1 “Mental disorders affect nearly 12 % of the world’s population which is about 450 … Continue reading

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