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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 8: A Mental Health Advocate Lives On

It has been so hard to write this blog as it is just another way that it confirms  my mom is only in my heart and mind from this point forward.  I will no longer be able to email her, call … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 6: My Daughter’s Struggles in School

I am writing this because I want you to know how important it is that as a family member that you never give up on your loved one with a mental illness and that your being their advocate is so … 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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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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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 3: My Daughter’s Diagnosis and my Reaction

Michelle was diagnosed with bipolar  disorder 30 years ago. Michelle started having periods of deep depression when she was about 13. We explored every avenue we could, complete with environmental testing,and psychotherapy. At age 17 we experienced Michelle’s first manic … 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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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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Feature Story: My Bipolar Life Story by Jason Miller

Every one of us has the capacity to make a fundamental choice that has a huge impact on the quality of our time here on Earth: Whether we going to settle for survival or we are going to thrive. And … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Sons with Schizophrenia: A Tale of Three Mothers

Three mothers with so much in common, we could form a club. Each raised one son and one daughter, through adolescence into young adulthood. Each loves her children with all her heart. And, sadly, each of our brilliant, happy, sweet … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Disorder Part 7: Giving Back

My mother has written six blogs that have touched many lives.  She has been an advocate all my life and by sharing our struggles and giving great advice, she has quite the following.  Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Disorder … Continue reading

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