bipolar disorder

When You're A Mother Contemplating Suicide

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Suicide is a complex issue, one which can be caused by numerous factors: i.e., mental health issues, physical health issues, familial issues, and financial issues. They can all put you “at risk.” The matter is a public health crisis. More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. How do I know so much about suicide? Because I have considered suicide.

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I'm 35 Years Old And Can't Drive A Car

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No other act is more symbolic of adulthood and one’s “coming of age,” but there are numerous reasons why I don’t drive.

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We Are A Culture Obsessed With Productivity — And It's Literally Killing Us

We have a pandemic preoccupation with productivity we are obsessed with productivity.

We have a pandemic preoccupation with productivity we are obsessed with productivity. We reward “hard work” with money and praise and admiration and envy.

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Mommamental: Talk To Your Kids About Bipolar Disorder

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Talk to your kids about Bipolar disorder! It's not a conversation any parent wants to have. But it’s a conversation every mentally ill parent needs to have.

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9 Things This Mentally Ill Person Wishes You Would Stop (Or Start) Doing

Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real.

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Destigmatizing Psychiatric Meds Literally Saves Lives

#NoShameInMyMedGame #endstigma

Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives!

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Voice Lessons: Why I Speak Without Raising My Hand

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Our noises are more than just vibrations; our soundings help constitute our presence in the world. Listen to me: what I have to say right now matters.

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The Complicated Question People Want To Ask: Why Were You Suicidal?

That desire to die is within us.

I realized all at once that folks who have not been suicidal do not understand what it means to be mentally ill and suicidal.

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8 Ways To Support Your Mentally Ill Partner

Here's how you can support your metnally ill partner.

Mentally ill folks are not all the same so this is by no means an exhaustive list. But it’s a start when it comes to supporting your mentally ill partner.

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The Worst Side Effect Of Bipolar Disorder Is The Shame

I wasn’t thankful. I was too negative. I wasn’t doing enough. When I found out my mood swings weren't my fault, that I had bipolar disorder, I cried.

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