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Coping With Bipolar Disorder

How Mental Illness Fed My Creativity

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Ultimately, it's about keeping despair at bay, and sometimes simple things like running, taking up a hobby, doing charity work, painting or, in my case, writing can be a galvanizing part of the recovery process. Keeping the brain and the body active can give life a semblance of pleasure and hope. This is what writing has done for me.

Mary and Me

Elizabeth Luisi | Posted 04.01.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Luisi

I hadn't worked outside the home in over a decade, and I had an illness that made it difficult to work. Despite my trepidation, I knew it was time to brush up on my job skills. So I decided a good place to start was with my dog, Mary.

Understanding Bipolar: You Don't Know The Half Of It

Tom Wootton | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

There is another half to the bipolar experience, where our understanding helps us remove the suffering while we gain the ability to function completely in all states, from the highest high to the deepest low. I call it "Bipolar In Order."