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Memorial Day: Remembering ALL Soldiers who have lost their lives!

Today is not just a day to celebrate the first day of summer with our friends and family. It is a day to remember the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Many often think … Continue reading

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Being Quarantined as Someone who has Bipolar Disorder

For most, being quarantined, it is an awful thing and people can’t wait to get back to their “normal” lives. For me, life is not that much different. Because of my depression, I stay at home and only leave the … Continue reading

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Mental Health Advice during this time of COVID-19

This time of this pandemic there are  many people who are feeling depressed, anxious, fearful, angry, traumatized, etc.  They are already seeing an uptick in cases of these and it is predicted it is only going to get worse. There … Continue reading

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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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