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A Song I Relate to My Healing of Bipolar Disorder

I sometimes feel hesitant when sharing music I love online because much of the music I listen to means a lot to me and I don’t want it to feel less special when sharing. It’s also about feeling understood.

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A Letter to Myself When Experiencing a Manic Episode

While I haven’t experienced a manic episode due to Bipolar Disorder in over a year and am being properly treated for it now, I wanted to write a letter to myself if I am one day in that place again.

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The Importance of Sharing Our Mental Health Stories

I opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder on my blog the other day.

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I Have Bipolar Disorder

It was spring 2019 when I began feeling not myself.

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I Need You to Know It’s OK to Gain Weight While Social Distancing

All across the world right now, many of us are practicing social distancing in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the new viral strain in the coronavirus family that affects the lungs and respiratory system. While unfortunately not all of us are complying yet, many states have thankfully begun enforcing shelter-in-place and curfews. COVID-19 is a serious matter. It’s vital we take action now. 

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Watching Taylor Swift’s Documentary as Someone in Eating Disorder Recovery

On Friday, Taylor Swift’s documentary, “Miss Americana,” premiered on Netflix. The film is bold, poignant and honest. 

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What a Friend Helped Me Learn About the Holidays and Mental Illness

My friend and I were in a car a couple of weeks ago when I learned that the holidays are not always happy, nor do they have to be.

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Review of “People Say I’m An Artist, But I Don’t Feel Like One”

Surrounded by sunlight streaming in from the window, I am sitting on my bed, propped up with fluffy pillows, reading Danielle Lowe’s People Say I’m An Artist, But I Don’t Feel Like One. 

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I Haven’t Read a Book in Years, Until Now

As a kid, I loved reading. I remember reading books in my room for hours and hours at a time. I was so happy doing so! It was like my own little world of characters I adored and plots that left me wanting to discover more. It was really special. 

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Shane Dawson’s New Video Is Full of Important Reminders About Eating Disorders

Friday evening, Shane Dawson’s video on Eugenia Cooney returning to YouTube after seeking treatment for an eating disorder came out. As a fan of Shane and someone who overcame an eating disorder, I watched it immediately. The video does start out with a trigger warning, and encourages those who are triggered by talk about treatment or eating disorders to be cautious when viewing the content.