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GUEST POST: Why it’s Important to Talk to your Children about Mental Illness by Sherry: POSSIBLE TRIGGER

It’s  important to teach teenagers who aren’t having any problems at all what mental illness can look like when it first starts? Some of the signs: Moods that are extreme and don’t match the circumstances Moods that shift quickly Pervasive thoughts … 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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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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Are Psychiatrists held to the same standards as other Doctors?

“Do no harm” is something that all doctors say when they become a doctor…. If a cardiologist prescribed a medicine that his/her patient was allergic to and the patient died, would the family be able to sue for malpractice win? most likely If … Continue reading

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My Personal Experiences with Suicide TRIGGER

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  According to WHO, nearly 3,000 people on average commit suicide daily. Suicide rates are at an all time high for veterans. In addition, for every person who commits suicide, 20 or more others attempt to … Continue reading

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Why does it take the death of a celebrity to get people to talk about Mental Illness?

Robin Williams, a comedian/actor died on August 11th. For the past three days everyone has been talking about him, his mental illness and the sad details of his death. There has been increase in talk about mental illness (some good, some … Continue reading

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Robin Williams a Coward? Apology NOT accepted!

Shepard Smith from Fox News: “It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?” he added. “You could love three little things so much, watch them grow, they’re in their mid-20s, and they’re inspiring you, and exciting you, and they fill you up with … Continue reading

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Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, and Robin Williams

Robin Williams, a wonderful actor, had bipolar disorder. This mental illness does not discriminate.  I, a long with many, are saddened by his death.  I feel for his family and the many people who loved this outstanding man. Bipolar disorder … Continue reading

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Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 6: My Daughter’s Struggles in School

I am writing this because I want you to know how important it is that as a family member that you never give up on your loved one with a mental illness and that your being their advocate is so … Continue reading

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Facts and Information for Mental Health Month

In addition to managing Bipolar Bandit’s Facebook page, I also am an administrator for the FB  page Mental Health Advocates United. I designed these facts for that page and thought I would share them here too.

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