The Lucky Ones

Today I can’t help but feel that I’m one of the lucky ones. One of the lucky few that manages to see through the fog of depression before it’s too late. Who lives to tell the tale. Who finds a way to live with, and even sometimes draw strength from, an illness that takes far […]

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February 2nd, 2013 by "Alice"

Stigma

If you Google “stigma,” the first four or so results are definitions and explanations of what a “stigma” is. They mostly say that a stigma is a mark or stain that is a permanent part of a person’s appearance or character, setting that person apart from society or “normal.” After that, results refer to the […]

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March 7th, 2011 by "Alice"

Bipolar people don’t like me

That was one of the Google keywords that led someone to this blog. Interesting, n’est pas? When I read that, I was trying to think of a way to relate it to a post here, but I can’t, so let’s move on. Today’s my birthday — yay! After yesterday’s low, I was hoping I would […]

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February 10th, 2010 by "Alice"

I am mentally ill. And I’m dealing with it.

There are many people out there who truly believe that depression and bipolar (and schizophrenia, etc.) are not real illnesses but rather are caused by a “weakness” in the person, or by external situations or events or people or lifestyles. I never thought about it before I was diagnosed. It was always called a “mental […]

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January 26th, 2010 by "Alice"