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Coping Skills

When It’s Hard to Reach Out To Friends

Recently I’ve had some life changing events that have caused some new challenges and emotions in my life that I have never had to deal with before. In the past, when I had occurrences that caused me turmoil, I always had my go-to people that I would call to seek help and advice.  However, lately due to some unfortunate circumstances, I have found it hard to pick up the...
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Coping Skills

20 Tips: The Real College Guide

I’ve seen a lot of articles about tips when you go to college. Let’s be honest here.

It’s freshman year and you don't know anyone. You are worried about freshman 15 (gaining weight) and flunking out. Ok. Here's all you need to know:

You don’t need to make a friend the first day
You don’t need to eat the all you can eat cafeteria meals
You don’t need to drink yourself to death and...
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Bipolar I

You Don’t Understand Depression

Sometimes people expect you to buck up. Sometimes you put the pressure on yourself to buck up. But, it doesn’t go that way when you’re depressed.

When you are confused about your mental state, or feel off, it’s not like you can talk yourself out of it. And the worse thing is to have people say “snap out of it.” It’s hard to snap out of anything when you can’t put your finger on...
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Bipolar I

One Woman’s Story: My Bipolar Son

Recently, I spoke with a mom that has a son with a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder. Her son would be admitted to a hospital on a 5150 and, despite a history of multiple admissions, according to the mom he “knew what to say” to get out. As a result, he was never there long enough to be put on a t-Con or eventually be conserved.  He more or less fell victim to the rotating door...
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Coping Skills

Can I Quit the K-Dawgs?

The K-Dawgs aka The Kardashians. There I said it. I watch it. I am somewhat addicted to it.  It is a guilty pleasure that I often times over indulge in, and I have kept it a secret from my therapist since day one cause I am truly embarrassed.  It kills me to even admit to you guys that read my blog that I have a problem. I have an addictive personality so at...
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Bipolar II

What Causes Writer’s Block?

Being Bipolar II aka chronic hypo manic has its positive points. I’ve never had any trouble writing.  Even when I've gone through episodes of depression, I would continusally produce work. I honestly never understood when people would talk about writers block, till now.

I have two books to finish that are almost done, and for some reason I can’t get myself to sit down and do the work that needs to be done. The...
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Coping Skills

Are you my Tinderella?

I had my first tinder date thing this past weekend and I think it is safe to say, I don’t think tinder dating is for me. I had been texting this guy here and there and when he asked to meet up I was like why not.  We decided to meet up for a drink and the minute he walked in, I knew it was a no go.  The guy was half my...
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Bipolar II

Don’t Cry In Your Cubicle

Well it happened, finally. The denial of my loved ones death came to a screeching halt, and of course it has to happen at work.  I was not prepared for it.

That morning I woke up from a nightmare. I thought I was hanging out with my loved one then all of a sudden they disappeared, and I realized they were gone. When I woke up I was like ok that was weird....
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Bipolar II

Emotional Versus Physical Affairs

I think most people say emotional affairs are worse then physical ones but, I’ll take an emotional affair over a physical any day of my life.

If you’ve read my blogs in the past I was in an unfaithful relationship. I was met with a partner that would have sex on and off with other women which was hurtful. But, when it came down to the betrayal and emotional damage it had, it was the...
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