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Revealing Letter to my High School Classmates regarding my Bipolar Disorder

Many of you probably know I did not graduate with you although I did go to MCS from 4th grade until part way into my junior year. I have no clue what people know about me or why I left, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mania: The Noise inside my Head by Deb W

After recently re-reading An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison, I was shocked to remember how intense bipolar mania was.  It was a nearly constant companion for decades.  My memories of it seemed to have slipped away, but they could not possibly be gone.  I had … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Feeling Hopeless? Don’t give up!

Having bipolar disorder can feel like you are in a deep hole and can’t get out when you are depressed and suicide enters your mind.   When you are manic, it can feel like you are on the top of the … Continue reading

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Dear Parkland Students,

   Pictures Source I have heard your frustrations about the politicians not listening to you in regards to gun control.  I am not going to get into how I feel about gun control.  What I do want to talk about … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author of Bipolar Disorder, My Biggest Competitor: An Olympian’s Journey with Mental Illness

Amy Gamble is a Mental Health Speaker, Coach & Advocate. Olympian and Bipolar survivor. Find out more about her and her cause and fight at amygamble.com. Amy Gamble is the Executive Director of NAMI Greater Wheeling.  She’s been speaking for the past … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 9 Myths about Bipolar Disorder by Kristy

About Kristy Every time someone casually says something like “Oh I’m so bipolar today” I cringe a little inside. Not because I’m offended, but because I know that so many people have no idea about the reality of bipolar disorder. … Continue reading

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Author, Speaker, Advocate: Natasha Tracy Explained

Natasha Tracy, author of “Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar” talks about some things you might not know about her. For example, her thoughts on whether there will be a cure for bipolar disorder in her … Continue reading

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Using Mania: Don’t Freak Out

I had a psychiatrist who would tell me I was not manic when I knew I was and my family knew I was.  This was frustrating because I felt like he didn’t believe me and therefore was not helping me. … Continue reading

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Why Bipolar Disorder Can’t be Blamed for Everything

Those of us who have bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses are often haunted by things like, “Have you taken your meds?” or “Do you think that because you are doing crazy things you should be admitted into the hospital?” … Continue reading

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Is Bipolar Disorder for Everyone?

I have two main points to make. The first one is the one that aggravates me and I will tell you that sometimes it upsets people when I talk about it.  I think bipolar disorder is way over diagnosed and … Continue reading

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