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Another Word For Stigma
2016-10-23 16:51
Recently I was reading an article online and came across a word I had never encountered before: sanism. I don’t like it. Oh, I realize that it’s meant to go along with all the ot… Read More
The 5 Stages Of Depression
2016-10-16 12:20
One of my depression triggers has been well and truly tripped and I am experiencing the long plunge downward. It’s been quite a while since this has happened, but oh, how well I rememb… Read More
Which Way Is Out?
2016-10-09 15:15
What do you get when you take two people, three doctors, eleven prescriptions, two pharmacies and an insurance company? No, wait – I’m not finished. THEN add another person, two… Read More
Abigail Padgett And Her Bipolar Heroine
2016-10-02 15:53
In 1994, writer Abigail Padgett published Child of Silence, the first in a series of mysteries featuring Bo Bradley, a child protection advocacy investigator – who just happens to have… Read More
The Scientific Tease
2016-09-24 12:55
I know the headlines and accompanying news stories are supposed to give us hope: New Treatments for Mentally Ill, Scientific Advances for PTSD Suffers, How Research Is Finding Causes &ndash&helli…Read More
Owning My Bullying
2016-09-18 15:13
I have written many times before this on the subject of bullying – and now I have to admit that I have been a bully too. Bullying is often seen in stereotypical terms as a larger kid… Read More
Running Out Of Drugs
2016-09-11 16:05
Running out of your medications is scary. I know. It’s happened to me several times in the last few months. Sometimes it was a matter of supply. My usual pharmacy ran out of Ambien and… Read More
Stuffing Your Feelings In A Box
2016-09-04 15:32
We all know it’s a bad idea to stuff your feelings, especially if you then pile food or alcohol on top of them. The thing is, sometimes you need to suppress a feeling, for just a littl… Read More
Self-Care And Sleep: Fact Or Fiction?
2016-08-28 14:59
Every article you see about self-care for bipolar disorder will tell you, Get enough rest or Get enough sleep. Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.  &nda&hell…Read More
The Therapeutic Hug
2016-08-21 15:51
Big Group Hug The common wisdom is that a person needs four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. I doubt that this is confirmed by any scient… Read More

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