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“I’m Bipolar” or “I have Bipolar”?

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Finding Self-Esteem in the Manic Self

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Embracing Bipolar Emotions

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Redefined Bipolar

By on February 18, 2018

To be short and sweet: I’m closing the chapter in my life that is Redefining Bipolar.

But don’t panic. For me this means I’m moving toward a redefined Redefining Bipolar. The person who started this blog and the person I am now are two very different people. After many months of not…


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Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going

By on October 15, 2017

For the last three months I’ve struggled to open my dashboard and start writing a post for this blog. In August, I was immensely depressed to the point of suicide. In September I was ecstatic, but quickly fell into the grasp of stress and reality. Now it’s the middle…


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Fighting Depression, Fighting Myself

By on July 21, 2017

I feel like I’m fighting myself. And how could it be otherwise? Depression is a condition beyond my control, and yet it is part of who I am. It doesn’t define me, but it still is me.

Even after a decade, this kind of pain still feels like a fresh cut….


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3 Suggestions for Navigating Medication and Body Image Issues

By on July 1, 2017

Something I’ve struggled with for most of my life, like many others, has been my (mostly negative) relationship with how my body looks. When it comes to body image and taking medication, this can make matters worse. Some medications to treat mental health conditions cause weight gain — sometimes…


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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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