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Bipolar I

The Definition of Sick

When you’re young and you say I’m sick, I can’t go to school, I have some stomachache or flu.  You get to sit home, watch TV, and play video games.

When you’re young and you’re mentally “sick” and have no high fever or cough your ass is going to school.

What is the definition of sick in our society, in your family, in our culture?

When you’re an adult, and you say you’re sick,...
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Coping Skills

Gun Control vs. Mental Illness? – I don’t get it and it’s driving me mad

How is it possible that our media and the government are so focused on gun control and no one is talking about mental illness with regards to the tragic shooting in Connecticut.

We need funding from the government to start educating those on mental illness and have a cultural dialogue on the realities of mental illness to stop such atrocities from occurring in the future.

It is time to wake up America. Period.

Mentally...
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Coping Skills

Homosexuals and Television – Where Are the Lesbians?

Yes, Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian and has her own talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Rosie O’Donnell came out as a lesbian during her stint as a talk show host on The Rosie O’Donnell Show as well. Both shows feature real women who embrace their sexuality and thankfully represent a side of homosexuality that doesn’t get too much coverage in modern day television.

The ABC series Modern Family has won best comedy...
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Bipolar I

The Pros and Cons of Gift Certificates

Gift certificates can be a dicey choice for Christmas gift giving. So, given all the variables of gift certificates, it’s important to take the pros and cons into consideration when purchasing a gift certificate for your loved ones this Christmas:
 PROS
CONVENIENCE

You walk into a business, purchase the gift certificate, and you’re done. No wandering around the store trying to figure out what...
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Bipolar I

Last Minute Shopping 101 – How to Maximize Results When the Clock is Ticking

"Last minute" shopping is relative to your state of mind. For some, it can mean one month prior to Christmas; for others, one week, or even the night before Christmas.  It depends on the individual. So how do you manage your stress during the last minutes of your last minute shopping, and not lose your marbles?

When it gets down to handing the stress of your last minute shopping, and better prioritize...
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