Academic

“I’m Bipolar” or “I have Bipolar”?

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Supportive

Finding Self-Esteem in the Manic Self

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Personal

Embracing Bipolar Emotions

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Personal

Why I Don’t Hide My Self-Harm Scars

By on June 6, 2017

In helping people who self-harm through peer support, I’ve listened to a variety of perspectives of one particular type of self-harm: Skin tissue injury. Typically, people think of this as cutting, but it’s more than that; it can be picking at the skin, plucking hairs, scratching, hitting body parts…


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Topical

Common Things I Hear as Someone Who Has Bipolar

By on May 20, 2017

It’s been about three years since the inception of “Redefining Bipolar” and everything that coincided with the creation of this website. I’ve done many speaking engagements, a lot of questioning and answering, and generally being out and about as someone who lives with mental illness. So over the past…


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13 Reasons Why: When Research and Lived Experience Mix

By on May 13, 2017

Trigger warning for suicide, sexual assault, bullying, and spoilers galore. One thing I also want to begin with is that it’s taken me over a month to write this article, as I was patiently waiting for others to respond to this show and observe how everyone has been reacting.

There…


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Academic

ISBD 2017: My Presentation Slides and Text

By on May 8, 2017

So at some point this week I’ll get around to describing my full journey in Washington, DC, at the International Society for Bipolar Disorders conference. You can look to my social media outputs for glimpses at that. But I did want to share my presentation that I did in…


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Supportive

Gadgets and Guidance for Sound Sleep

By on April 29, 2017

Sleep is important for everyone, no matter your mental health experiences. It’s especially important for people who have bipolar. It’s somewhat common knowledge for us folk who do have it that getting an average, healthy night’s sleep is stabilizing. When some people don’t sleep enough (or at all), this can…

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