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    I was diagnosed with mental illness 27 years ago. At the time it was Major Depression Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After the birth of my son, my hormones shifted and my diagnosis changed to Bipolar Disorder II. I fight every day to stay positive and share my experirence.

    I Went to the Grocery Store Today

    I went to the grocery store today.   I’ve been fighting some pretty severe anxiety the last couple of weeks. Brought on by who knows what. But, luckily, my psychiatrist and I have learned some stuff about my illness. Its weak points. What it responds to. Mostly medication but some Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy too. The last […] Read more…

    Fake It ‘Til You Make It

      I bet you’ve heard the phrase a few times, “fake it ’til you make it”, but do you understand what it means? It means that even though you may feel bad, you can put on a happy face and fake feeling good.  This means: joining in on conversations, smiling, joking, acting with confidence….all the […] Read more…

    Sometimes Depression Wins

    Yesterday I woke up feeling ok, but after a couple of hours I felt depressed.  So I did exactly the opposite of what I should have done and went  back to bed.  What should I have done?  Gone outside, get out of the house, read my therapy notebook, journal, make a gratitude list…anything but go […] Read more…

    Medication Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Frequent Flyer Club Medication changes most often occur because you are symptomatic, having unacceptable side effects or you are changing a dosage. I’ve been changing meds again because I need to find a replacement med for my atypical anti-psychotic med (AAP). Why?Because I have Type II Diabetes and AAP #1 makes it worse. I also […] Read more…

    Next Step

      I recall being told multiple times by multiple people that I could accomplish anything in life that I set my mind to. I used to live by the saying, “I can do whatever I want” and, implicit in that, “I need to be a raging success at whatever important thing I’m doing”. But depression, […] Read more…

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