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A Letter to Other Young Mothers with Mental Health Concerns

My name is Elizabeth, and I am diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), Depression, and Bipolar Disorder. I found out I was having my son Michael at the age of fifteen. Although I knew I had depression and bipolar disorder, … Continue reading A Letter to Other Young Mothers with Mental Health Concerns

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Religion ≠ Treatment

Whether or not you believe in a higher power, it should be general consensus that some things are outside the hands of God. This isn’t the case for everyone, including my mother. I started exhibiting signs of mental illness early … Continue reading Religion ≠ Treatment

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Redefining family

It’s been hard having to deal with a diagnosed mental health challenge for most of my life. Every day I have to be aware of where my emotions are heading, how low is “too low” and the difference between seriously … Continue reading Redefining family

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How The Power of Peer Changed My Perspective

Receiving peer support and meeting people who work in a peer role within the mental health field has made a huge difference in how I think about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder on a daily basis. Knowing that other young … Continue reading How The Power of Peer Changed My Perspective

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My dear friend: my experience with grief

I’m not a religious person. I don’t attend church, and I don’t pray before bed. Even though I am not religious, I do believe there is life beyond death. I believe there is a place where our loved ones can … Continue reading My dear friend: my experience with grief

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