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Laura Low

My name is Laura Low. I am a single mom to two girls. I live in Shingle Springs, California with my daughters, our two dogs and cat. I also have a small farm where I raise chickens, goats and pigs. 

Growing up, I knew my thoughts were different from other kids my age. I never seemed to be able to handle things like everyone else. At age 18 I was diagnosed with severe depression. After my first daughter was born I was then diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder. In September 2014, after my first overdose, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I have been hospitalized two additional times. Since my diagnosis, I have been working with my doctors to keep my medications adjusted to my needs. I hope to one day find the right balance. My severe mood shifts have always been a challenge and continue to be.

I currently work as a dog groomer’s assistant and go for hikes when I can. Journaling has been a great outlet for me as well. 

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Laura you are so brave to share. So many people suffer, some not as severely, but they suffer in silence. Ashamed, scared, angry and so much more. I am so proud of you for bringing this out. I have always thought you were kind and loving. Xoxo

Thank you so much Nicole!

How are you able to control your anger and distemper while around your children. Are they aware of your diagnose?

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