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Memories of Psychosis

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I share these symptomatic stories in an effort to better define for you the meaning of bipolar psychosis. But for me, these memories are like a string around my finger, helping me remember why it’s so important to stay healthy. Knowing I’ve survived this experience humbly makes me proud. For 18 years I’ve held these memories close, because returning to planet mania is not an option.

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Double Speak

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Yes, I like TV. I know that liking TV isn’t politically correct but I don’t care. What I don’t like are advertisements. Some are cute, some are tempting but the ones that upset me the most are pharmaceutical advertisements. Why?

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Don’t Forget to Pack Awareness

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I’ve retooled a few coping skills for managing my currently stressful, topsy-turvy life. A diagnosis of bipolar doesn’t own me – it’s something in my life that I manage carefully. In this new frontier, it’s my responsibility to put this transition in perspective, keeping stress at bay and watching for telltale signals that my disorder could rear its ugly head again. Every day is different, but understanding how enormous change affects me is critical to maintaining my health.

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Things I Wish I’d Known While Raising A Son With Bipolar Disorder by Mädchen Amick

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My husband and I raised a seemingly happy, healthy, and talented son, who flourished throughout his childhood until his freshman year of college. Beneath his tall, handsome, athletic, easy-going exterior was constant emotional turmoil. To everyone else, he was called the “golden boy” and it seemed like he had it all, but inside he was struggling with crippling swings of anxiety and depression.

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Dad by James Blaine

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My father was dead at 51, a casualty of the manic depression he had fought for years. The New York Times, citing its suicide policy, declined to print his obituary. He lived in a time when mental illness was an embarrassment for families and a weakness for men. For Dad it was a crushing blow. He had left Harvard early to join the marines, and flew dive-bombers in the Pacific. He came home from the war to a different world, a wife, two small children, no money and bipolar disorder. He prided himself on his toughness and never discussed his demons.

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Dear Hiring Professionals: I’ve Got This

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Please keep in mind that my experience with bipolar disorder has only enhanced my empathy and humanity, which make me an even better colleague and communicator. In truth, my journey to mental health sustainability is a gift I can use to make valuable contributions to our society – and, not least, to your organization.

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