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Laughing at myself, my bipolar and God’s bipolar

Bipolar is not funny. I know. I have Bipolar II. But sometimes, you just gotta lighten up and laugh disorder. People have gotten seriously ticked off at me for occasionally taking pot shots at bipolar disorder. But THIS is funny. It ran in The Onion 10 years ago and it still makes me

NEW HAVEN, CT –In a diagnosis that helps explain the confusing and contradictory aspects of the cosmos that have baffled philosophers, theologians, and other students of...
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Coping with Depression

Managing Depression, Bipolar & Alcoholism: No booze, No Stress and No Twizzlers

A friend with bipolar reminded me last night that work is work. I'm not talking about "work" work - the kind that pays your mortgage. I'm talking about the work of staying mentally healthy. It ain't easy.

For me, it's a 24/7 job. Literally. It starts as soon as I get up. I check my mood. If it's bad, I ask myself "Why?" Usually, there is no reason. Like this morning. There is nothing...
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Coping with Depression

My Depression: Ruminating the Day Away

The bad dreams are back.  I don't know why. I had a perfectly wonderful day. I am visiting my daughter - who just happens to live by an outstanding outlet mall - and we are power shopping. Everything fits, looks good and the prices are so low I have to ask the clerk if there has been a mistake. She says, "No and it's another 40 percent off of that."

What more...
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