Monthly Archives: November 2012

6th Feature Story: “George Ison’s” Story

I was diagnosed with Bipolar II 10 years ago. I was 29 back then. I’m an ultra-rapid cycler and I oscillate mostly between euthymia (normal non-depressed, reasonably positive mood)  and depression. Even though I’m Bipolar II, I rarely get hypomanias.  This … Continue reading

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5th Feature Story: Getting off the Roller Coaster Ride?

My name is Jane Marie Rouse and this is my story: It starts when I was adopted at 3 days old.The family thought I was special and I had a good early childhood but that changed when special turned into … Continue reading

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Facing a Mental Illness while in School

While  watching this video about a student who comes back from being absent from school for two weeks because he was depressed, it reminds me of when I was in middle school and high school and would miss school for … Continue reading

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Taking off My Mask: Testimony (Living with Bipolar Disorder)

Testimony Given in Front of about 600 people in 2010: Hi! My name is Michelle and I’m a believer in Jesus Christ.  I struggle with worry, guilt, depression, food addiction and many other things on the A to Z list.This … Continue reading

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4th Feature Story: Rita and Her Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

I was 19 years old when I first began to experience symptoms of bipolar.  I knew something was wrong with me at the time but didn’t want to believe it.  When I would cycle out of a hypomanic state into … Continue reading

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3rd Feature Story: Trish Hurtubise’s Struggle with Depression and OCD

You Are Not Alone “I am not like these people.” I thought looking around my therapy group.  “You will not see me 10 years from now still suffering from depression and OCD like these people.” It was that day in … Continue reading

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