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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bipolar

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bipolar

                      We all know having bipolar disorder sucks but unless you’ve lived with this disorder you really won’t understand what this mental illness is like no matter how many Wikipedia posts you read. Depression. Duh! Everyone knows people with bipolar disorder get depressed after all…

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How planners help my bipolar disorder

How planners help my bipolar disorder

      Since starting medication for my bipolar disorder (especially Seroquel) I found it difficult to remember things I had planned on doing or even events others have reminded me about. I constantly would forget what days I had to work, doctor’s appointments and even things like when my children would be staying after…

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Fear of venturing outside

Fear of venturing outside

    I know for a fact I’m not the only person suffering from bipolar disorder with a fear of venturing outside of my home. Around 80% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder also suffer from either generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder. Considering there are 5.7 million adults in the United States with…

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Common triggers for bipolar disorder

Common triggers for bipolar disorder

      I know firsthand bipolar disorder is a debilitating illness which affects all aspects of your life once mania or your depressive state is triggered. Understanding these triggers and how to avoid them are the first steps in successfully in managing your bipolar disorder. Here are some of the most common triggers:  Drugs…

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Disappointed to hear Carrie Fisher died with drugs in her system

Disappointed to hear Carrie Fisher died with drugs in her system

      All of us have demons we are forced to battle throughout life and Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was no different. Her main demon was drug abuse and unfortunately, even though she insisted she had been clean for over seven years, at her time of death she had drugs in her system…

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What is bipolar disorder

What is bipolar disorder

    I seem to talk about mental health a lot on my blog and my go to mental disorder is bipolar. Today I wanted to put up a post explaining what bipolar disorder is along with the symptoms and treatment options for this form of mental illness. Bipolar disorders (That’s right I said disorders…

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I’m getting really sick of being cyber bullied

I’m getting really sick of being cyber bullied

    The photo above is just one example of the many direct cyber bullying type messages I receive on Twitter several times a day seven days a week. Last week it was not as bad (Only like 7 kill yourself messages) since it was mostly complaints about my blog or whatever subject I happen to be…

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Why do I bother with blogging and social media?

Why do I bother with blogging and social media?

      I’m not important and do not really have any original thoughts to share so why do I bother with social media and blogging? This is something that I’ve been wondering for a while now. I feel like by doing these things it’s the only way I can interact with people outside of…

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What mental illness has done to me

What mental illness has done to me

One day I will be healthy. My mental illnesses will be under control and I will not feel as though they define me as a person rather just be something I have and not who I am. It is really scary being labeled mentally ill. Once you are diagnosed mentally ill people begin to treat…

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