bipolar disorder

I never thought I would have to deal with teen suicide

Growing up with a mental illness, struggling, dealing with society’s opinions, I don’t consider myself an expert, but somewhat seasoned when it comes to handling the emotional roller coaster ride that is like a stigma sitting like a monkey on your back. I’m now 45, and I have thick skin, ready to handle anything. But …

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Why It’s Okay To Say You Have A Mental Illness

Heath Ledger, Robin Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Scott Stapp, Rosanne Barr, Drew Carey, Brooke Shields and the list goes on and on with Hollywood actors, comedians, musicians, and athletes all speaking out about how they cope or deal with their mental illness. Some turned to drinking and drugs. Some sought out a bipolar therapist nearby to …

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Bipolar Bad Days

It’s been really hard lately, Trace has been dealing with a lot of stuff. In the past week, I noticed his moods had shifted. He seemed down, depressed more often, getting upset easily, meltdowns with no real triggers (none that I could see) anyhow. By the end of the week, my frustration hit an arc …

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