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Cavelle Martin

December 22, 2014
Hi, my name is Cavelle. I'm 30 years old, diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar II Disorder. I have learned a lot about myself since my diagnoses. One thing I have learned is that there needs to be a bigger voice out there in order to help end the ignorance and stigma attached to mental illness. I decided to be part of that...
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Luis Javier Hernández Ramos

December 22, 2014
Hola soy Luis Javier Hernández  Ramos soy de Tegucigalpa Honduras , yo fui diagnosticado con la condición Bipolar Tipo II Cuando tenía la edad de 48 años, Yo soy Ingeniero Civil con un Máster en Diseño de Interiores, Somos 3 Hermanos mi Hermana Mayor es Doctora en Medicina, y mi Hermano Menor es Ingeniero Industrial, Mi Madre tiene 77 años de...
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Sarah F.

December 16, 2014
I am a lawyer and former middle school teacher living in Chicago. My dad battled Bipolar I disorder most of his adult life, unbeknownst to me until 2008.  He died by suicide at age 65 in September of 2014. My dad was quick witted, unfailingly kind and generous, the life of the party, and loved me very much. I miss him every day and hope that...
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Liz Wilson

December 9, 2014
Liz was diagnosed as Bipolar Disorder I, NOS during college in 1996.  As a Psychology/Women’s Studies major, she was relieved and intrigued by her diagnosis, but not surprised.  Both her siblings and Mother were also diagnosed Type I or Type II Bipolar Disorder.   During 1998 their family all partook in a genetics study done on...
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Moustafa Hausain

December 9, 2014
My name is Moustafa Hausain from Jordan/Middle East. I work for kalima translation Abu Dhabi. I basically translate books that fall under the humanities umbrella: like Philosophy, History, Psychology and the like. I translated, among other books, a book by the science historian Paul Royter, titled: Madness: A Brief History, through which Royter...
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Mark Mercer

December 2, 2014
Hi, My name is Mark and I live with Bipolar Disorder. I was diagnosed at age 36 but after that realization now know I have had symptoms for as long as I can remember. I firmly believe in and endorse professional treatment but for me a really good way to help myself is to help others. Some of the deepest and most rewarding relationships I’ve...
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Sally Buchanan-Hagen

November 19, 2014
My name’s Sally and I live in Australia. I’m 24, a nurse in the emergency department, an honours student and I have bipolar type I disorder. When I was 20 I was diagnosed with unipolar depression, but a few years later at 22 it was evident that I had bipolar. I was diagnosed with bipolar type II but in the months following that diagnosis I had a...
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Jeff Grace

November 18, 2014
I was originally diagnosed with bipolar II when I was 23 years old. After being involved in a car accident in 2010 many of my symptoms became much more intense and frequent. Eventually I had to take a leave from work to deal with both a spinal injury and the bipolar illness. This gave me an incredible opportunity to reflect on my life...
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Marcelina P.

October 22, 2014
My name is Marcelina, I’m 23 years old and live in Poland. I was diagnosed two years ago with bipolar I mainly but also ultra rapid cycling during the day.  Just since my diagnosis I’ve already had few really huge manic and depression episodes so I need to be really careful. There is no force which could take me off my medications right now....
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Jane T.

October 14, 2014
I am a Canadian journalist, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and acute anxiety almost ten years ago. Since then, I have learned my triggers, and coping techniques and have incorporated these techniques into my daily life. Having grown up with a chronic life-long illness, and having had several added on before and after my bipolar diagnosis...
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Susan P.

September 30, 2014
My name is Susan. I am twenty-two and was diagnosed with bipolar I in 2013 while in college. College meant the key to my future and to have that taken away right in front of my eyes was horrific. I want to inspire young adults to get help and to realize that having to drop out of college to take care of yourself actually is the best thing one can...
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Nanieve Groenewald

September 19, 2014
I am 45 years old and was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder when I was 12.  About 2 years ago I was also diagnosed with PSTD after my partner of years tried to murder me (almost succeeded and nearly died). I went through the court case and am rather proud of myself (blush) for having done so. I have done a little motivational speaking with...
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