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Am I responsible for what I do while manic and what can I do about it?

I do everything I can to not get manic, but sometimes it creeps in.  Those who love me know that and I am lucky as that is better than most people have. Yes- I am responsible for the things I … Continue reading

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Depression: Steps to take to feeling better

There are five main categories to feel more vital, balanced, and free from depression.  These categories are mental care, support from people, physical care, your lifestyle, and spiritual self-care. Mental care includes: positive self-talk and beliefs using a mood journal … 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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I have Bipolar Disorder: Am I a Failure?

It is easy to think of yourself as a failure when you are extremely depressed. You get into a slump where you think you are nothing, but your illness. You live secluded from the rest of the world and dig … Continue reading

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What Happens after you have been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

For some people, it is a relief when they find out that there is a name for something they have been enduring sometimes for years.  Unfortunately, due to the stigma attached to mental illness, some people feel ashamed or don’t … Continue reading

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Types of Depression

Depression is defined as a state of feeling sad by Merriam Webster, but if you struggle with depression, you know that there is so much more to it than that.  Depression can be debilitating and affects your life a lot more … Continue reading

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Movies & TV Shows with Bipolar Disorder Characters

These movies and television shows are not in any particular order.  Some are fictional and other movies are more factual including some biographies.  Some of them do a better job of depicting someone who struggles with bipolar disorder.  Touched with … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fear to Love by Belinda

From as far back as I can remember the terms anorexic, depressed, anxious, and addicted were terms I carried like a noose around my neck – stifling me, preventing me from living a ‘normal’ happy life and leaving a trail … Continue reading

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Black Celebrities who have a Mental Illness

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH The list of black celebrities is endless.  These courageous people have paved the way for so many others to become singers, doctors, lawyers, athletes, politicians, teachers, scientists, and more. What you might not have considered … Continue reading

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