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Kristian

August 13, 2012
Hi, my name is Kristian. I am 27 years old and reside in Maryland. Living with cerebral palsy and bipolar disorder, I enjoy movies, music, adventures and exploring, cooking, anything creative, spending time with my family, and trying new things. In 2009, I graduated with my B.S degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, University...
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Kristian

In 2003, I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a few months after my 18th birthday. I had many other diagnoses during the early years of my diagnosis including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, and bulimia. In 2011, I finally received a neurological diagnosis of spastic and ataxic cerebral palsy after...
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Single Parent

August 13, 2012

Angel

 Being a parent is hard. Let’s face it, there is no instruction manual. Goodness knows we’re all going to make our share of mistakes. It’s just a part of life. As hard as parenting is, usually you have a partner to help you thru the tough times. It’s even harder when you’re a single parent. Single mom, single dad it doesn’t matter. It’s just...
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Tacos!

August 10, 2012

Erica L. 

I’ve never been suicidal but have certainly acted suicidal. It’s part of my disease. It’s kinda ridiculous when I break it down. My thought process is somewhat funny to me. I think to myself, I have wayyy to much to offer in this lifetime and so much to do so how can I even imagine offing myself? I can’t. My manic inflated self esteem that...
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Why I Stopped Drinking

August 7, 2012
It's been 31 days since my last drink. Our doctors tell us not to drink. Even Lil' Wayne raps in his special guest appearance on the Weezer song "Can't Stop Partying" - "..party like tomorrow is my funeral, gotta stop mixing alcohol with pharmaceuticals." I tried several times to stop drinking, but it was terribly hard. Ladies and gentleman, I'm a...
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Dreams

August 7, 2012
This one is for any of you who have been hospitalized. Have any of you ever had the dream of being either back in the hospital or having the dream of family members threaten to admit you? This dream would occur for me more frequently when I drank alcohol. I steer clear of the alcohol now, not by means of morality, but so that my medicine may...
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Jeremy

August 6, 2012
I'm a 27 year old man with bipolar I disorder. My roots are in the great state of Pennsylvania, but being a Navy child, I was raised in the southeast coast. For my early childhood I lived in Charleston, SC. In the first semester of the 1996-97 school year I moved in with my dad and stepmom to escape the unstable household of my mother. I have been...
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Stigma

August 6, 2012

Jeremy

My family has always been very supportive and had my best interests in mind. Only my best friends know that I have bipolar disorder. When it comes to stigma, ever since I got out of the hospital in 9th grade I thought there was something wrong with me. My stepmom always did her best to let me know that "I was not crazy" and that taking my medicine...
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TO BE HONEST…LIES!

August 1, 2012

Erica Loberg

I just cancelled my appointment with my psychiatrist this week cause I just don’t feel like it. But I never feel like it, for the most part dread it, and the sad thing is after it’s done I feel great. Well, most of the time. To be honest, I haven’t always been that honest with my shrink which I know is bad and defeats the purpose but there are...
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Erica Loberg

I’ve always been open about being bipolar. Except at work. And now I know why.Last year I published a tell all book about my journey of manic depression and my experiences working in an inpatient psych ward in a county hospital in Los Angeles, CA. When the county caught wind of my book they immediately removed me from my position doing case...
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