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Am I Allergic to Caffeine or Just Crazy?!

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Am I Allergic to Caffeine or Just Crazy?!

My anxiety is going crazy and I don’t know why! I’m in a moment of peril but my body looks completely calm on the outside. On the inside though? I’m a wreck! My stomach is in knots and my throat is parched. Maybe I am just dehydrated? I couldn’t just be dehydrated, right? I’ve been drinking excess water lately and it’s not helping today! I feel like I’ve relapsed and I’ve got something to be guilty about, but I haven’t. Could it be something from the past coming back to haunt me? What is it! The only thing different I...

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A Bipolar Man Pt. 1: Agitated Depression

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A Bipolar Man Pt. 1: Agitated Depression

So, I’m gonna lay it out for you! Here’s my mental illness some days; still today. Although, the majority of when this took place was right when I first got clean and for about 2 years into my recovery, it can still grip me up and tear me down to this day, six  years later… I’m now six years in to my recovery and you can see the difference reflecting back. But today? Today is one of those days; I’m so blank minded. I’m also struggling on the inside, and everyone always says, “You’ve got such a great poker face.”...

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Do I pursue Mania or does Mania pursue me?

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Do I pursue Mania or does Mania pursue me?

Part 1: Do I Pursue Mania? I’ve been manic before. Heck, I’m manic now. Every time an episode comes on, I feel as if it’s all my fault. Doctors tell us it isn’t. Therapists tell us it isn’t. However, that’s exactly how we do feel. We feel as if it is us, if we had ...

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Take Mental Health SERIOUS! “Bipolar Won’t Beat Me”

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Take Mental Health SERIOUS! “Bipolar Won’t Beat Me”

Taking mental health seriously, bipolar will NOT beat me– I need help, and that’s not a simple phrase for me to say. You know what is simple to say? “I’m fine. Everything’s okay. Things are great!” Things aren’t great, though. Everything is NOT okay. I am NOT fine. I am, however, manic right now as ...

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A new Perspective on Labels—Renaming Stigmas

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A new Perspective on Labels—Renaming Stigmas

In efforts to ease the name calling through stigmatization on recovery and mental health issues, I have been trying to tackle the issue of labels and reformat a different structure for them. Before there was psychiatry and modern medicine there was a different way to go about certain types of “actions” or “inactions” of stigmatization. ...

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