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Bipolar

Good and Bad Ways to Cope with Depression

I feel consumed by darkness like the house in this photo

This winter, however, has felt frigid in both my heart and community.

The temperature, much like my moods, has been up and down leaving my body scrambling to adjust and often sick, achy, and utterly exhausted.

I've been in a seething, foul, and agitated state for what seems like weeks. I don't know for how long though because my memory seems to be under...
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You Can Start Over If You Believe In Yourself

Whatever is going on with you, whether you a struggling with depression, anxiety, a personality disorder, addiction, or other mental or emotional illness, you might feel like you'd like to just start all over again, fresh, with a blank slate, to embrace change, grow, live and love.

You might daydream about starting fresh or you might feel that thinking that way, feeling a flicker of hope, is just too painful--after all, haven't your hopes been shattered...
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7 Ways I Find Hope In My Struggle With Mental Illness

Recently a friend asked me how I am always so hopeful. She marveled at my experience of multiple mental illnesses and was impressed by my hope and determination.

I didn’t know how to answer her question. I am a hopeful person and have been so for a long time. Eventually, after further reflection, I thought of several reasons why I have hope, even within the struggle with my mental illnesses.

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