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What nobody tells you about Bipolar Disorder

What nobody tells you about Bipolar Disorder

I realize that this is an ominous title for a blog post and I know articles like this tend to cause a lot of fear for people with mental illnesses. However, you should know that my goal is to help people better understand mental illness and stop the stigma surrounding this was. This article will…

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Do people care about mental health

Do people care about mental health

  There is no shame in having a mental health issue. It might be mental health awareness isn’t something people actually even care about.   I started this blog and my YouTube channel to get information out there about mental illness. I had the mission of trying to end the stigma that surrounds these mental…

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The depression side of bipolar disorder

The depression side of bipolar disorder

    In my last post, I talked about the signs of bipolar mania. Today, I am going to discuss the other side of bipolar disorder which is the depressive state. Depression can be very dangerous as when you hit those low points you might feel like there is no way out and commit suicide.…

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Help! Racing thoughts are keeping me awake

Help! Racing thoughts are keeping me awake

  I know racing thoughts can be a side effect of suffering from bipolar disorder and anxiety but they have really been difficult to bear the last few days. I’ve only gotten a few catnaps in instead of a normal nights sleep. If I had to guess I would say in the last four days…

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Why I’m okay with YouTube demonetization

Why I’m okay with YouTube demonetization

  I know a lot of people, especially small YouTube creators received an email stating that unless they have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of viewing time in the past 12 months they will no longer be able to part of the YouTube Partner Program and a lot of creators are freaking out. In this article,…

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I finally accepted that bipolar is a lifetime disease

I finally accepted that bipolar is a lifetime disease

  I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over a decade ago and always thought that it would magically go away one day. I didn’t want to be a person with a mental illness and definitely didn’t want to have to depend on medication to make it through each and every day. Unfortunately, we don’t always…

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Why I decided to stop taking my bipolar medication

Why I decided to stop taking my bipolar medication

      I’ve been struggling with this for some time and decided that by January 1, 2018, I will no longer be taking medication for my bipolar disorder. Currently, I’m taking the following medication: Lamotrigine 150mg Tablets twice a day Quetiapine 200mg Tablets Zolpidem 10mg Tablets Vyvanse 70mg Capsules Alprazolam 1mg Tablets as needed…

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Being depressed and working

Being depressed and working

      I’m not sure if it’s the seasonal blues or my regular depressive episodes have returned. It’s hard to get up in the morning and face the day when you suffer from bipolar disorder. It’s especially hard to face the day when you have a mental disorder and work a full-time job. I…

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Top 5 ways to fight depression

Top 5 ways to fight depression

    I’ve been pretty depressed the last few weeks and I finally have found some relief thanks to not giving in to my mental illness. I made a YouTube video that you can watch below going over the top 5 things I discovered about fighting depression and bipolar disorder. I know that these things won’t…

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Things I recently learned about YouTube and monetization

Things I recently learned about YouTube and monetization

      I’m not a big time YouTuber by any means. My largest channel has about 250 subscribers so I know I’ll never get rich off of making videos. However, this week I was saddened to discover that the channel I have started to use the most covering my mental illness had nearly every…

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