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Bipolar Disorder and Cigarette Smoking: Why We Do It

Bipolar Disorder and Cigarette Smoking: Why We Do It
Smoking cigarettes when you live with bipolar disorder is one of the unhealthy habits we are supposed to feel ashamed about and hide from others. However, I believe hiding it makes it all the more tempting and talking about it as if it represents instability does more harm than good. Instead of providing information that reveals what we already kno
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Why It's Hard to Be Confident When You Live with Bipolar

Why It's Hard to Be Confident When You Live with Bipolar
It's hard to be confident when you live with bipolar disorder. We live in a society consumed by bipolar stigma which makes us feel insecure and unlovable. Confidence is an essential part of living a good life with bipolar disorder or any mental illness. It's Hard to Be Confident When You Live with Bipolar When I went into the mental hospital, my pa
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Bipolar Treatment and How to Find the Right Psychiatrist

Bipolar Treatment and How to Find the Right Psychiatrist
Finding the right psychiatrist for your bipolar disorder treatment isn't as simple as picking a name out of hat or going to the one who's closest to where you live or work. So, if you have bipolar disorder, how do you find the best psychiatrist for yourself? Recently, I did a YouTube video, "Have Bipolar? 3 Tips for Finding the Right Psychiatrist".
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Bipolar Medication Weight Gain and Body Image Issues

Bipolar Medication Weight Gain and Body Image Issues
Weight gain from bipolar disorder medications and body image issues are two problems that go together when you live with bipolar disorder. In my life with bipolar 2 disorder, when I am out of sync with my body, my emotional extremes intensify. As many people complain about this, I know it's a common problem. That's why I want to discuss my experien
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Why We Hide Our Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Why We Hide Our Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
As a mental health blogger, I'm open about my diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder. However, this wasn't always the case. It took me years to come forward to those around me. In this blog post, I share my personal experience with hiding my bipolar diagnosis, why it's so difficult and how bipolar stigma is the main reason we conceal this information. We
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What is it Like Living with Bipolar 2 Disorder?

What is it Like Living with Bipolar 2 Disorder?
Explaining what it is like living with bipolar 2 disorder is nearly impossible. It is so difficult for me to understand the workings of my mind, so it has become a significant challenge to describe it accurately. It makes me question, can we explain what it's like living with bipolar disorder? Living with Bipolar 2 Disorder is Like... It is a rolle
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Bipolar Disorder and the Importance of Being Independent

Bipolar Disorder and the Importance of Being Independent
The importance of being independent when you have bipolar disorder is something I have realized over this past year. I am 28 years old and with age comes more responsibility. The bills are piling up, the home maintenance seems to be constant, and managing my bipolar disorder on top of everything else is stressful. Living with emotional extreme
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What is it Like Waking Up with Bipolar Disorder?

What is it Like Waking Up with Bipolar Disorder?
What it's like waking up with bipolar disorder seems like a random question to ask, but it isn't. In this video blog post, I share what it is like when I wake up with bipolar disorder. Waking Up with Bipolar Disorder: Surprise! When those of us who live with bipolar disorder wake up, the anxiety kicks in, the questions start flooding through our he
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Living with Bipolar Disorder: You Are Not Alone

Living with Bipolar Disorder: You Are Not Alone
Realizing and genuinely feeling as though you are not alone living with bipolar disorder is life changing. I understand the pain of feeling alone and misunderstood in society. I want to remind not only myself, but those of you reading, that those of us who live with bipolar disorder are not alone. Why Do We Feel We're Alone with Bipolar Disorder? M
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