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Out of the Shadows, Into the Sun

Trigger Warning: this post may contain triggers surrounding suicide and/or may be triggering for readers who are currently in a depressive, dark and/or negative state. The below video loosely describes my experience with depression. Originally I shared another video by Tool in its place that...

How to Help Prevent Suicide
How to Help Prevent Suicide

*Trigger Warning: this post may contain triggers surrounding suicide, suicide loss, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. The exact number of my suicide attempts escapes me. But the number's irrelevant, all that matters is that I'm still here. Sometimes I still believe that suicide is an inevitability for me; simply...

Suicide Warning Signs
Suicide Warning Signs

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. September 5th-11th is National Suicide Prevention Week. And September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. One way you can show your support is by changing your social media profile pictures to a Suicide Prevention & Awareness Ribbon. The American Association of Suicidology and the...

Bipolar Disorder & Menopause
Bipolar Disorder and Menopause

I recently had a birthday. A year from now I will be forty years old. Thankfully the prospect of aging doesn't get me down. But unfortunately when you're a woman, and especially if you're a woman living with bipolar disorder, aging can impact your mood greatly. This is...

Stop Chasing Happiness, Fulfillment Is What You Really Want
Stop Chasing Happiness, Fulfillment Is What You Want

It seems that everyone is in search of happiness. The token phrase we often hear is, “I just want to be happy.” Or, “I just want you to be happy.” We’ve come to view happiness as the ultimate “life goal.” Like obtaining it will somehow...

Identifying Bipolar Disorder Triggers
Identifying Bipolar Disorder Triggers

Bipolar disorder triggers are stressors, or really anything, that bring on or worsen bipolar symptoms and mood episodes. People with bipolar disorder tend to be more sensitive to various stressors and triggers than people who do not have bipolar disorder. And different things trigger different people. When I...

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