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Now I Need God?

I have a therapist, psychiatrist, friends and family but now I think it is time to look into getting a spiritual advisor. I haven’t been religious since my childhood, and wonder why now, at 39 years old, I am considering getting one. It seems...
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Bipolar II

Haunted By Insomnia

I’ve spent the first 28 years of my life suffering from acute insomnia. Hypo mania will do that to you. When I finally got properly diagnosed with Bipolar II, and started medication, I couldn’t believe the feeling I had to wake up without terrible lack of sleep. I remember as a child lying awake all night and dreading the next morning cause I knew I would be fueled...
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Bipolar II

What Is Complex Bereavement?

Earlier this year I lost a loved one and I’ve never experienced death before so when it happened, I was lost. The whole process was new and strange to me. I recall initially looking up the stages online and wondering why I didn’t seem to fall into any of the fundamental steps of processing the death of a loved one. Then I recall someone giving me a book on grieving and I would...
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Bipolar II

Do You Have An Irritable Child?

I’ve been having trouble with my Mac Pro charger. When I put it in sometimes the light comes on indicating it is being charged, but, sometimes it doesn’t make the connection and doesn’t charge itself.

Last night it wasn’t making the connection. I had 5% left on the charger and just started watching that new ABC show “This is Us” when it shut down. I lost all the power, but, that’s cool,...
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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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