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  • My Story

    July 5, 2019 by

    My story begins in my university years, right in the prime of life when our parents tell us we can do anything we want to if we set our minds to it. I think their saying that is too optimistic but well-intentioned. Mental illness is a tough foe. My father had looked into the newspaper… Read more

  • Can a Family Doctor Help with Bipolar?

    August 2, 2019 by

    Going to your family doctor can be a little disconcerting for the first visit. Can they really help you with your mental illness? Are they going to impose new medications or treatments? On one of my last visits to my previous family doctor, he asked me to tell him what bipolar was like. I was… Read more

  • Does a Bipolar Disorder Qualify for Disability?

    July 23, 2019 by

    About this time last year, after a bad manic swing, some of my family members encouraged me to apply for social security disability insurance (SSDI). I did not want to “sponge” off of the government and I wasn’t sure I qualified for it, but I decided to go ahead with it. I filled out the… Read more

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