Monthly Archives: January 2014

Did more than the System let Gus Deeds and His family Down?

I am sure you have heard the story about Senator Deeds who was attacked by his son back in November. Story in November Deeds has been talking to the media about how  The System Failed His Son.   Part of … Continue reading

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Bipolar Bandit’s Story

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 focus on small parts of my life at a … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 2: Trying to Figure out What was Wrong with my Daughter

My daughter asked me to write about my feelings when she first started having difficulty until she was diagnosed. This blog focuses on her struggles before she was hospitalized and she was diagnosed. Michelle was 13 -an A student, happy … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me I CAN’T do Something

Don’t let Naysayers stop you from doing what you in your heart thinks is right.  When you think something is not right, something needs to change, or you have a dream that seems unrealistic, you could give up.  However, then … Continue reading

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Mental Health Bed or Psychiatric Bed: A HUGE Difference

If you have ever been hospitalized for a psychiatric reason, you know that it is not like you are in the hospital for a medical reason. You don’t lay in a nice bed where you can adjust your legs and … Continue reading

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Time Waiting for a Bed: Psychiatric vs. Medical

Recently in my community, a 17 year old foster child was jailed for 3 weeks for a minor offense because there was no one to place her. This is inexcusable.  Article  The problem boils down to placement.  It is not … Continue reading

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My Pledge to Blog for Mental Health 2014

You may have noticed a logo on the right hand side of my page.  This means that I have ““pledged my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2014 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for … Continue reading

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Why Young Healthy Individuals Should pay Health Insurance

Many people who need insurance are born with a disease or illness that they were just unfortunate to have. It was nothing they did and nothing that could have prevented. People get diagnoses with illnesses,like leukemia or cancer or even … Continue reading

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How Are Quotes Created?

I am often inspired and impressed with people who can write positive, inspirational, or informative quotes. I like how people can display wisdom in a way that speaks to me. They can open up my mind to see things that … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the family.

Let me first say that no one in  either my husband’s or my family had ever shared information about  having a history of mental illness. At the time my daughter starting having difficulty, the stigma was still very negative and … Continue reading

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