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December 23, 2014
“Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything." WILLA CATHERI discovered I had bipolar disorder in May 2014. The diagnosis was delivered roughly 12 hours after I had called 911, on a night when I was terrified of my immediate surroundings. I was under the...
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Pameladevi

December 23, 2014
Pameladevi lives in Brooklyn. Raised in London, she moved to the States in her mid-twenties. Pameladevi works as a sales rep for two small importers of wine and spirits. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder since May 2014 she is new to the research and lifestyle changes involved in maintaining good health. It was a brilliant psychiatrist that got her...
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A Torn Yet Magical Christmas

December 23, 2014
I hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday Season and you all have a blessed Christmas. This month’s blog entry will be a poem that I wrote; I hope it brings you comfort and strength, though this time of year is a joyous time for many, many others suffer alone and in silence. Behind closed doors are individuals who can’t climb out of their...
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Having experienced, at least in some small way, the nature of higher education, I've come to understand how the significance of politics in research has come to dominate fields once dedicated to improving our grasp of both natural and social sciences. Unfortunately, this is no longer merely a plight on the social sciences, the softer side of...
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We Need to Talk

December 22, 2014
First of all, I just want to say I am excited about making my first official post for the International Bipolar Foundation. I never thought the need for an outlet would bring me here. It means a lot to me to have this opportunity. I have Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar II to be exact; with rapid cycling (yay). I also battle with General Anxiety...
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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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