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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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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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Finding Your Purpose and Going After Your Dreams

I have been a mental health advocate for over 25 years. I have been in and out of psychiatric hospitals so many times that I have lost count. However, I also have accomplished a lot before going on disability. For … Continue reading

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My Reaction to Bill O’Reilly’s Opinion Regarding Mental Illness

Note: Although this aired  awhile ago, I think that people should be aware of how Bill O’Reilly views people with mental illness. It is because of his opinion and the potential of influencing his viewers, that we have a problem … Continue reading

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Why June 3rd Is an Important Day in the US, Who is Invited, and What is the Agenda?

  Note: After hearing President Obama and others speak I have to say that I am impressed and am hopeful and convinced that things are going to change regarding mental illness and mental health. This blog entry was written prior … Continue reading

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Is Enough Being Done to Prevent Situations like the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary?

First,my thoughts and prayers are with the families of all the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  I can’t imagine what they are going through. However, I am sure, one question that they are most likely asking is … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4th thru 10th, 2015: What can you do?

Mental Illness Awareness Week started in 1990.  What can you do to help raise awareness of mental illnesses and stomp out the stigma that still exists today? 1. Contact someone you know who suffers from a mental illness and let … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Empire State Building Shooting

As I hear about the unfortunate news of the shooting at The #Empire State Building, I have to wonder was #Jeffrey Johnson, the person who did the shooting mentally ill?  It saddens me that this is thought of by many … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 4: Back to The Hospital

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided (Part 4) Back to The Hospital I was not out of the hospital very long when I ended up back in. This time, I was in the teenager section of the psychiatric hospital. I … Continue reading

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My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 10: Moving to Florida, Going to College and Working

I had worked several jobs in high school and college.  For the most part, having bipolar disorder did not affect my job performance too much until the year before I had to go on disability. When I first moved to … Continue reading

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