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To the People who are Embarrassed to know me

Note: Look for the red writing if you want to just skip to actual letter. I have often wondered if people distance themselves from me when they find out I have bipolar disorder and/or have a manic episode. I have evaluated … Continue reading

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Am I really like everyone else?

As someone who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 25 years ago, I would have to say, “I don’t know.” and “I think it depends on who I am asking.” THE REASONS WHY I FEEL LIKE MOST “NORMAL” PEOPLE I have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: My Mentally Ill Son vs Your son with Another Type of Illness

Laura Pogliano, a mother and advocate in Maryland wrote on the difference between her experience of having a child with serious mental illness and your experience having a child with another type of illness: Your child’s illness gets 500, 000 … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream (Re: Mental Illness)

I HAVE A DREAM by Bipolar Bandit On August 28,1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…that all men are created … Continue reading

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