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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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4 Easy Ways to Clean Up Mood Messes

Mood Episodes Leave Messes in Their Wake

Sometimes, when we’re manic or depressed, we can be insensitive. I mean, even more insensitive than we might ordinarily be. I was thinking about the hurt feelings that the people closest to me began to take out of closet in … 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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How Many Meds Do You Take?

Have you noticed that at gatherings of people with bipolar disorder, that’s a common introductory question, along with “what’s your diagnosis?” It’s a way to gauge how seriously bipolar the other person is and, for once in a bipolar person’s … Continue

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Recognize Your Brain is Running Old Software

Yesterday I went for a walk outside by myself. “Big deal” is what most people would say. But it’s not something I’ve done since my diagnosis changed from panic disorder to bipolar disorder to bipolar disorder with treatment-resistant depression. Everyone … Continue

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Bipolar Disorder and Trauma: A Story

For Some, It Started Young

She was six when her parents recall expecting her to help out with all the work that came from having a father and mother who worked full-time, a baby brother with autism, and full-time school … Continue

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