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Hi, my name is Hannah Blum, I have Bipolar 2 and I'd like to share my story with you.

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Bipolar Advocacy: How to Become a Bipolar Advocate?

Bipolar Advocacy: How to Become a Bipolar Advocate?
In modern day society, social media and blogs are becoming a platform for bipolar advocates, which is a great thing. However, it does cause people to assume that to become involved in bipolar advocacy, you have to come forward about your mental health condition publicly. This type of action is not required to be a bipolar advocate or to make an imp
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The Excessive Labeling of Our Bipolar Emotions

The Excessive Labeling of Our Bipolar Emotions
The excessive labeling of our bipolar emotions, emotions related to bipolar disorder, can take away the joy of living. Here's what I mean by that. One of the significant challenges I faced after being diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder was learning the 'correct' way to feel. It seemed that every emotion, idea or feeling I had was labeled as either g
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Changing Bipolar Stigma: The Power of Language

Changing Bipolar Stigma: The Power of Language
When you live with bipolar disorder or any mental health condition, you realize the power of language. The words we use to describe people with bipolar, depression or anxiety contribute heavily to stigma. It is not only the way others refer to us; it's the way we refer to ourselves when speaking to other individuals as well. When I became a mental
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Bipolar Disorder in Women: It's Different for Us

Bipolar Disorder in Women: It's Different for Us
As a woman living with bipolar 2 disorder, I've noticed a few things that make bipolar disorder in women different than it is for men. For instance, since the start of football season, I have been to multiple parties where all the guys are centered around the television voicing their passion for the sport. Yelling at one another about whose team is
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How My Bipolar Breakdown Helped Me Prepare for the Future

How My Bipolar Breakdown Helped Me Prepare for the Future
It was spring semester of my sophomore year of college when my bipolar breakdown occurred. The symptoms of bipolar 2 disorder had been present since my junior year of high school. However, I felt the best way to get rid of them was to ignore them; a decision that only added to the already existing problem. If you're new to my blog, I'll give you a
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I'm Not Ashamed to Take Mental Health Medications

I'm Not Ashamed to Take Mental Health Medications
I'm not ashamed to take mental health medications even though people have tried to convince me to do otherwise. It 's hard to count the number of times people have confronted me with their opinion about medication to treat mental health conditions. Several individuals have tried to convince me to replace psychiatric medication with meditation. I've
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Bipolar Disorder Genetics: From My Grandmother to Me

Bipolar Disorder Genetics: From My Grandmother to Me
There's a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder. Researchers have already shown that bipolar disorder can be passed from generation to generation. When diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, my doctor was curious as to who could have passed the bipolar gene down to me. In my immediate family, no one showed symptoms of bipolar disorder. Looking d
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Experiencing Bipolar Stigma on a Daily Basis

Experiencing Bipolar Stigma on a Daily Basis
Bipolar stigma is something I deal with, directly or in my surroundings, on a daily basis. As someone who publicly shares their diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder, I am aware that experiencing stigma more often than usual is something that comes with the job, but to what extent? How much bipolar stigma can a person take before it becomes too much to h
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The Future of Bipolar Treatment: What I Hope Will Change

The Future of Bipolar Treatment: What I Hope Will Change
Receiving treatment for bipolar disorder is necessary, but there are many obstacles to overcome when finding the right regiment. For one, the side effects of bipolar medication are extreme. I've even considered quitting my medications for bipolar 2 disorder because of that. Another problem is the process of finding a psychiatrist that considers you
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