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“I’m bipolar” or “I have bipolar”: Word Meaning and Verbal Sense

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The Struggle of Self-Care

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The Ghost of Self-Harm: A Tale of Psychotic Depression

By on September 20, 2016

Trigger warning for in-depth, no filter self-harm/suicide descriptions.

I co-founded an organization and support group called SHARE (Self-Harm Anonymous and Recovery Education). By no means do I support self-harm; that’s why I actively work to promote self-care and support for those struggling with it. But I also believe in the…

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Suicide and Psychosis: The Missing Reality

By on September 10, 2016

There are two large, notable problems in understanding suicide and psychosis: 1) We’re scared to talk about suicide, despite this being the exact opposite of what helps save lives, and 2) psychosis is an empirically unsound construct. What do I mean by the second bit? Well, let me walk…

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Educational Accommodations For People Who Have Bipolar Disorder

By on September 7, 2016

I went through my undergraduate degree with limited resources for what we call “academic accommodations” at my university. When I first discussed the different tools I would need to get by in my BA, I was not asked what I needed — I was told what they could offer….

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What does a panic attack feel like?

By on September 4, 2016

It’s not the same for everyone. Some people have triggers, others get them randomly. My panic attacks are random; I never know when I’ll have to dash out of a room and find somewhere private to hug myself and try to breathe. This is what my panic attacks feel…

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Back to School With Bipolar: Undergraduate Edition

By on September 2, 2016

I learned I had bipolar disorder halfway through my undergraduate degree. It was both a blessing and a curse: A curse because, you know, that wasn’t how I thought my life would turn out — but a blessing because it gave me a chance to recover a degree that…

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