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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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I Have Bipolar Disorder

It was spring 2019 when I began feeling not myself.

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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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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.

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It Takes a Community

You know that quote “It takes a village to raise a child”?  I’ve been thinking about my own journey lately and how for me, it takes a community to help my inner child find her way back home. 

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The Harmful Misconception About Demi Lovato’s Drug Overdose We Need to Stop Believing

I think it’s easy for many people to look at Demi Lovato right now, who sadly is in the hospital right now due to an alleged overdose (and is thankfully reported stable), and think, “Oh, just another celebrity.” It’s easy for people to not take this seriously because they see this celebrity who, in their eyes, is far-removed and not relatable. Reality shows a different side though, because in 2014, about 21.5 million Americans ages 12 and older struggled with a substance use disorder.