Category Archives: Mentoring

Can Teachers Become Friends?

The transition of a teacher-student relationship to one of friendship is sometimes tricky to accomplish. Both have complex parts. I see Teacher’s  as having a special kind of power that is not a part of a healthy and productive friendship. … Continue reading

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How Do We Spot Problems And Conquer Suicide?

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

Posted in Bipolar, Blame, Cause & Effect, Child Rearing, Common Sense, communication, depression, Drugs, education, Emotional Health, emotions, Family, Fear, Friendship, Generation, Grief, Hate vs Sanity, Health care, Human Nature, Medical Profession, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentoring, Parenting, Pharmaceuticals, Problem Solving, Responsibility, Robin Williams, Society, Suicide, Support for Seniors, Therapy, Therapy writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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Mentoring Is An Overlooked Resource For Fighting Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Mentors are a support system like no other, and I am wondering if they could be more powerful than any other resource being used today, when it comes to supporting people with mental issues, and their family and friends who … Continue reading

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My Experiences Of Being Bipolar… Simplified… And Who I Want To Reach

There are so many unanswered  questions about being Bipolar.  I have never talked face  to face with anyone who was Bipolar.  I have read articles and talked to professionals, but they probably had no personal experience with the disorder themselves, … Continue reading

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