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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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What is EFT? It is a type of therapy used for physical and emotional pain.  It utilizes acupressure from the east along with the “power of thoughts” from the west and creates a usable technique that can be used quickly and effectively. EFT helps us get from the “fight or flight” mode into the “relaxation” mode.  Women who give birth...
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Yo nací en un País que se considera un país en vías de desarrollo donde el acceso a los sistemas de salud pública es extremadamente precaria, por esa condición las personas con bipolaridad tenemos doble estigma una el de la pobreza  y segundo la Bipolaridad. Yo tengo la suerte de poder contar con los recursos Económicos para poder llevar...
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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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The Art of Giving Space

December 22, 2014
Recently I went to a private ward to be admitted just so I could sleep well for a few days. The irony was that it happened just a week after I had come back to Singapore to be with family – I had done that precisely so that I could have more stability in my housing situation and better sleep. I had been struggling for a few months with sleep...
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Recently, my daughter had to have heart surgery to close a hole in her heart that should have closed on its own shortly after she was born. She is 18 months old and is now 7 weeks post surgery, healed quickly and is now considered to be healthy and normal.  But the stress of the situation caused a relapse in the stability I was so proud of...
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Long before I was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar one disorder, I led an active life.  After college graduation, I became an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer and I worked in a family-owned gym  My duties included greeting members and creating their fitness programs. While working there for two years, I...
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Rescued by a Dog

December 18, 2014
I own a psychiatric service dog. He’s similar to a dog that would assist a blind person, but he’s trained differently. He’s not a therapy or emotional assistance dog, he’s a certified service dog and is allowed anywhere that a dog for the blind would be allowed to go. Let me tell you my story and then you can decide if a psychiatric service...
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Summer and the Festive Season

December 17, 2014
Living in the Southern Hemisphere where Christmas and New Years is a time of long, hot days, and having Bipolar with ‘seasonal affective components’ usually results in me becoming elevated. The 15 hours of sunshine, hot weather and days of being active at the beach is enough to push my mood above baseline. The festive cheer, New Years Eve...
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Tis the Season to be Depressed

December 16, 2014
It is that time of year again when we are supposed to be joyful, surrounded by friends and family, and have a generous heart.  Many of us though find this time of year to be depressing especially because we are supposed to be in the Holiday Spirit.  We are keenly aware we cannot be with loved ones either because they may live far away,...
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