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Sandra Bland and Ableism

Posted on July 23, 2015 in Courage & Activism Depression Stigma Suicide Violence

Black lives with mental illness matter, too.

On Reading Bipolar Memoirs

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Mania Stigma

I read because I want to understand this strange state of mind that seizes me at unlikely times.

Compassionate Listening

Posted on July 20, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Compassion DBSA Support Groups and Conferences

Sometimes I have an appetite for fixing people.

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Romanticizing Mental Illness: The Good and the Bad

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Hope and Joy Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Stigma

Let us realize that for every poem, there are many long dark nights of the soul that the sufferer would prefer to be without.

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Why I Still Fear My Illness

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Depression Mania

The future remains an unprinted page whereupon there are no answers.

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Breakthrough Episode

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Psychotropics Rage & Annoyance

You think you have The Beast sealed under a layer of concrete, but the covering proves to be no stronger than a sheet.

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Genotypes and Phenotypes: Why We Have Bipolar Disorder

Posted on June 25, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Genes

The moral of this story is that you are not damned by your genes. They are not a curse, they are not predestination.

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Vulture View and Bunnyhenge

Posted on June 21, 2015 in Body Language Calm Daily Life Mania Photos Travels - So Cal

Two doses of Xanax in succession seem to have brought me out of the mania.

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Triggered

Posted on June 19, 2015 in Agitation Daily Life Mania

The signs are clear: combativeness, difficulty dealing with difficult people, the color red seems unusually intense, and a slight shaking that no one can see but I can sense.

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I Am Not My Disease — And It Doesn’t Matter How I Identify Myself

Posted on June 16, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Reflections

I asked her to show me a study that showed that this self-identification was harmful. Silence.

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My Life with Bipolar Disorder, Part 3: Mood Stabilizers

Posted on June 15, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Medications Video

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My Life with Bipolar Disorder, Part 2: Medication (Video)

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Psychotropics Video

A video describing the various medications that I have been on and their effects on me.

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