Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sports Used to Describe Bipolar Disorder

Downhill Skiing- You get all the way to the top easily (mania) and then come down (depression) quickly. Wrestling- It is a constant struggle Ping pong- rapid unpredictable bouncing Football- Sometimes with all of your friends and family, you make a … Continue reading

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Why does it take the death of a celebrity to get people to talk about Mental Illness?

Robin Williams, a comedian/actor died on August 11th. For the past three days everyone has been talking about him, his mental illness and the sad details of his death. There has been increase in talk about mental illness (some good, some … Continue reading

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Robin Williams a Coward? Apology NOT accepted!

Shepard Smith from Fox News: “It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?” he added. “You could love three little things so much, watch them grow, they’re in their mid-20s, and they’re inspiring you, and exciting you, and they fill you up with … Continue reading

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Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, and Robin Williams

Robin Williams, a wonderful actor, had bipolar disorder. This mental illness does not discriminate.  I, a long with many, are saddened by his death.  I feel for his family and the many people who loved this outstanding man. Bipolar disorder … Continue reading

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Is it a Mental Illness or a Mental Disorder?

A few months ago, someone told me that autism was not a mental illness and that when people call it that, they are wrong. Today someone challenged me again that autism is not a  mental illness, but a mental disorder. Is having a … Continue reading

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