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Bipolar II

Menopause and What to Expect

 I’m turning 40 on Sunday, and am curious about menopause. It says the ages are 45-55 years old but I’d rather get an idea now cause you never know when it will happen.

Here are some symptoms:

Hot flashes
Night sweats
Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
Difficulty sleeping
Low mood or anxiety
Reduced sex drive (libido)
Problems with memory and concentration

I read the list and smiled. Yes! I’ve already experienced some of these symptoms for the majority...
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Bipolar II

Using Mental Illness to Get Out of Situations

Ok, I know this is terrible. It is not the first time I’ve done it, and I am sure I am not the only one who has – using my mental health as an excuse for my behavior, using my mental health to avoid situations, using my mental health to justify my actions. Sometimes I use, and abuse.

Case in point

I have an on and off relationship with someone that I am trying to permanently end,...
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Coping Skills

Anxiety and Depression?

It's hard to describe, but I'm going to do my best.

I'm depressed. I've written about it, I've been aware of it, I felt it come creeping in, and have done what I can to prepare myself for it, but, this kind of depression is different. It's...
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Bipolar II

Anxiety & The Psychiatrist

Even though I feel better when I leave my psychiatrist office, making the appointment, keeping the appointment, and getting to the appointment, have always caused me major anxiety.

It’s not like I am new to the whole deal, I’ve been going to my psychiatrist for...
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Coping Skills

The Silent Bully

Yes, that is a picture of the Karate Kid which is a movie that takes a look at bullying on a physical level, literally, and it comes down to a karate competition.  But, there are other bullies out there. Bullies that aren't in high school but still operate like they are.

I have a bully at work that I've dealt with for almost a year. I've read tips, articles I even wrote an article awhile...
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