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Bipolar Stigma (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger writes about the stigma around bipolar disorder. I have often felt that the stigma associated with bipolar illness is as big if not bigger (twice as big) than dealing with the illness itself.  Every time there is a school shooting or a gun incident or a drug cartel …

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Emerging Blogger Series: Mio (Mentally Ill in America)

This post is by Mio of Mentally Ill in America. My Possible Origin Story It most likely began when I was two. I was taken to the ER for a fever that would ultimately rise to 107. But, first there was church to attend to… Once that let out (or whenever it was that my …

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The Monster In Me: How I Found Out I Had PMDD (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Dev of Dev’s Thoughts writes about experiencing premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). I think that I have always known that there was something wrong with me but I just couldn’t pinpoint what it was. There was always something distinct about me when I was on my period from when I wasn’t. …

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Can a Facebook Puzzle Diagnose Mental Illness?!? (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Ezi of Living Resiliently writes about mental health screening tools vs. diagnosis. Recently, I was scouring my FB page when I saw one of those games that could diagnose someone for OCD by decoding some puzzle. I didn’t know whether to laugh or frown at this (not that it was …

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How Trauma-Focused CBT Is Helping Me (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, JH of Writing Through PTSD writes about the benefits of trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT). I completed 12 weeks of group trauma-focused CBT a few months ago, and have been practicing the skills that I learned.  I wanted to write this to keep track of my recovery, and to help others who …

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Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

This post is by Doctor Getting Sober. Does a Diagnosis Make a Difference? My last post – The Retreat led to an interesting discussion about depression and anti-depressants in the comments section amongst fellow bloggers. I had been to my GP as I’m off work so needed a sick note. I asked my doctor to …

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Emerging Blogger: Sadie Hall (Your Social Anxiety Bestie)

This post is by Sadie Hall of Your Social Anxiety Bestie. How Social Anxiety Therapy Helps Me Survive as a Mom, Human, and Camel (wait, what?) Mental health journeys are meandering things. I’ve had my share of stumbles on my path to recovery from social anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. Becoming a mother 5 years ago …

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A Manic Ambulance Joy Ride (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Noose Girl of Breathing With a Noose writes about an ambulance joy ride in the context of bipolar mania. Entrance and intake processing is finally complete. Before the doctor moves me from the emergency room to the next phase of my visit, he bestows the knowledge that I may have bipolar …

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If You Suffer from Loneliness, You’re Not Alone (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Kacha of Food.for.Thoughts, Life and its ways writes about the experience of loneliness. ‘We are born alone and we will die alone’, I have to tell it like it is. It is difficult to bear but a burden shared is half a burden. On the other hand we are in …

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