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There is a stigma associated with having bipolar disorder. There’s no denying it. Glenn Close and others are working to fight it, and I thank them.

If you’re a brave leader in fighting stigma, like Kay Redfield Jameson, I congratulate … Continue

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Depression May Be Treated Effectively Much Quicker

Depression sucks.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide so there is a lot of incentive to find ways to treat it among medical technology researchers. Our current treatment protocol for depression can only be called (lengthy) trial and … Continue

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Guaranteed Smiles… Pictures From Your New Friends

Sometimes, when you’re feeling lonely… Or even when you’re fine… It’s nice to hear from other people with mental illnesses who have walked through dark valleys like you have and who have kept walking until they felt the sun on … Continue

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Don’t Let a Few Bad Days Become a Lifelong Depression

No Exit from Lifelong Depression

No Exit from Lifelong Depression

Have you ever had that feeling… That feeling that you don’t remember when your down mood began and don’t have much hope for it ever ending? That belief that you’ve always felt that way and Continue

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After the Episodes, Who Are You?

The Many "True Selves" of Bipolar Disorder

The Many “True Selves” of Bipolar Disorder

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder relatively late in life… around 35. Not long after my diagnosis, I had to switch medications and everything fell apart: a bankruptcy, despite earning nearly $1M in … Continue

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Get in Your Safe Place and Take Cover!

Walled Garden

Brigitte’s Safe Place

Have you created a Safe Place for yourself? The reason I ask is that it’s going to be very helpful to have one established for the next BipolarReality post in a couple of days on New Year’s … Continue

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How To Be Too Productive

woman.reading.tablet1-282x195Productivity. Just the word makes me smile. Yes, I admit it. I’m a productivity junkie. When the other women at the nail salon are watching Ellen and reading worn-out beauty magazines, I’m on my tablet reading productivity blogs. “You’re Continue

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You Can Do Anything

Someone was hurt before you,

wronged before you,

hungry before you,

frightened before you,

beaten before you,

humiliated before you,

raped before you… yet,

someone survived…

You can do anything you choose to do.

— Maya Angelou

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