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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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General

Am I gonna get fired over “bitch” versus “beehatch?”

When or how do you know to keep your mouth shut. I’ve been through enough trouble in my job for standing up, speaking the truth, just being me.

Yesterday, I walked down the hall and one of my colleagues high fived me passing by and I high fived them back and said, “That’s right beehatch!”

Minutes later someone from the office across the hall of I know now one, or what they do, ran...
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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

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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Bipolar II

Mood Disorders & Family Vacations

August is around the corner and a lot of families will be taking off to enjoy time together, and embark on fun adventures with their loved ones. This can be hard for parents, and on a child, who may suffer from a mood disorder. I thought about how hard those times could be for me so I thought I’d share a story.

I have a mood disorder, and as a young adult my...
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