Monthly Archives: March 2014

Can Worrying Lead to Mania?

I have been depressed for the past week. In fact, I had not left the house in a whole week.  It is now 6 am and I have not been able to sleep.  If you know anything about bipolar disorder, … Continue reading

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Picture of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation (mania) and sadness (depression.)

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Spring Cleaning my Head

Today is the first day of spring.  The dreariness of winter is behind me and beautiful colors await me. It is time to do my spring cleaning and work in the yard.   In addition to cleaning out my house, … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 5: The next Manic Episode and some things I learned

 There have been so many episodes for Michelle as she would cycle 4-6 times a year if not properly medicated. The second memorable time she became manic was when she and her sisters were home for a few hours and … Continue reading

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Published Letter to the Editor: Major Overhaul Needed Re: Mental Health System

Letter to the Editor published on 3/12/2014 MICHELLE LANDE HUGHES, Winston-Salem A major overhaul The state’s mental-health system needs a major overhaul. Everyone knows it, but little is being done. Mental-health advocates know that one of the main obstacles to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dear Bipolar by Christyna L Green

April 28, 2013 Dear Bipolar, You make me so unique in a way that only I can understand. You allow me to be expressive in ways that are unimaginable. You are my best and worst friend. You are built directly … Continue reading

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13th Feature Story : Fighting the Good Fight by Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg. I am 41 years old, married with two children and live in Alberta, Canada. I have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and while life can be challenging at times, it’s … Continue reading

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Feature Story: What it’s Like to Live with Autism

What It’s Like to Live with Autism For a bit of background info, I’m a 19 year old Law Student at Queen’s University Belfast, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which was diagnosed when I was 14. I also run a … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 4: How I deal with her Manic Episodes

Michelle has asked me to write about some times she was manic and how her dad and I had to bail her out. She said that there were so many that I could break them up.  I try to forget … Continue reading

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Is Society to Blame for the Mental Health Care System not working?

NEWS FLASH:  Mental Illness exists in our world. One in Four people in the United States have a mental illness. Mental Illnesses really are chemical imbalances in the brain. They are not a sign of weakness. In fact, those who … Continue reading

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