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Starry Night

Join us for an unforgettable evening under the stars at Starry Night! We are honored to present Paul English as our esteemed featured speaker, whose journey with bipolar disorder is an inspiration to all. Guests will enjoy live music, culinary delights, and an...

Sleep in Bipolar Disorder: Challenges and Management Tips

United States - July 30, 2024 at 4:00 PM PT Australia - July 31, 2024 at 9:00 AM AEST Register for the free webinar with Dr. Greg Murray here. Joined by Professor Greg Murray, we will start by talking about the different ways that sleep problems can impact people...

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How Unbalanced Hormones Worsened My Bipolar Symptoms

How Unbalanced Hormones Worsened My Bipolar Symptoms

I was fourteen when an ovarian tumour was discovered on my left ovary. I had been menstruating for just over a year when the diagnosis was made. The large tumor was removed along with the majority of the small organ. A minimal amount of unaffected…

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Why Therapy is Integral for Me

Why Therapy is Integral for Me

There was a time when I believed therapy was simply a means to an end. If I spoke with someone about my problems, I was there for solutions to eventually conclude the sessions. My views have changed over the years. Therapy is now an integral part of my holistic treatment plan, an ongoing and crucial part of my recovery…

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Self-Care vs. Self-Love

Self-Care vs. Self-Love

Two phrases you see everywhere: self care and self love. But what do they actually mean? What is their relationship with mental health and mental illness, more specifically with bipolar disorder? I often ask myself…

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