Category Archives: Mental Illness

Depression, Isolation, Suicide, helplessness, despondent, hopelessness,

I See You

Originally posted on A Mind Divided:
Sometimes it takes a shock to wake up. Yesterday I was slapped into a deeper appreciation for all the kind, generous and courageous people in my life.  I see you, and I’m so very…

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When Panic Attacks Here is What You Can Do

Originally posted on Write into the Light:
Symptoms of a panic attack include: Racing heart Shallow, rapid breaths Tunnel vision Sweaty palms Feeling faint Nausea, vomiting Fear of going crazy Crying Shaking, tremors Irritability Increased sensitivity to sound, lights, touch…

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Bipolar Anxiety or Bipolar and Anxiety

Originally posted on Write into the Light:
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme mood episodes ranging from mania to depression.  Anxiety can be a symptom of bipolar disorder as stated by Dr. Emil Kraepelin, back in 1921. …

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HOLIDAYS ARE NOT ALWAYS WARM AND FUZZY

Originally posted on AHUELON NEWS JOURNAL:
Holidays change over the years depending on age and circumstances.  I am a senior and Bipolar, and those two thing color my emotions and feelings of well-being. My extended family lives in TX, CO,…

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There is Never an Upside to Recreational Drug Use

The Negative Impact of Drugs outweigh the revenue they bring to a community. Here are two stories that make that point, and these stories are repeated time and time again, all across America. Recently I was made aware that 10 … Continue reading

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How Do We Unpeel And Conquer Sucide?

I recently read about a businessman and politician in AZ who committed suicide this week. He was only in his mid 50’s. I felt compelled to write about depression and suicide after reading about his death. Here is what I … Continue reading

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Thoughts For A Newly Diagnosed Person With Bipolar Disorder

I think by the time a person receives their diagnosis of being bipolar they might be feeling overwhelmed. Figuring out what has been the cause of their experiences can be a relief, but there must be a million questions exploding … Continue reading

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