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The monsters we fight with. (Click to enlarge)

The monsters we fight with. (Click to enlarge)

Mental Illness- Personally, I don't suffer from anything severe. But my mom and sister both have many diagnosis's for things like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc. Living with them, especially together, can cause a lot of problems at home. A lot of weight is on my shoulders to be the "sane" one and help everyone out. It puts a heavy damper on a heart and soul trying to help them live a normal life. This teaches me to listen, to be attentive and to be caring, and to try to be more empathetic. Also to not judge a book by its cover and to be nice to everyone you see.

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Depression and anxiety symptoms often tend to overlap, especially in the older population, leading to an under-diagnosis of anxiety. However, treatment for the two disorders can be different - that's why it's important to accurately diagnose and assess these disorders in older adults.

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Celebrate: I Am More Than a Bipolar Diagnosis | You are more than a bipolar diagnosis. So celebrate it. Take a moment to tell everyone that you are #MoreThanADiagnosis, more than 'bipolar.' Here's how. www.HealthyPlace.com

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Bipolar diagnosis up 4000%- we should ask a lot of questions. Six million American children are taking psychiatric drugs, but most have never been tested on children. Is this good medicine - or an uncontrolled experiment?

A Letter to Myself Before My Bipolar Diagnosis

Hey Sarah, it’s me! I mean, it’s you. The older, wiser you from 14 years in your future. I have a few things to share with you, things you really need t...

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Richard Dreyfuss reveals bipolar diagnosis 'took away all of my guilt'

Richard Dreyfuss reveals bipolar diagnosis 'took away all of my guilt' "Stigma is silly; stigma is stupid; stigma is what other people think about you," he said. "I, first of all, don't know anyone who's normal. Everybody's got something, and I come from Hollywood so no one even argues the point. 'Stigma' is a word that should be kicked away — and 'shame' and 'guilt' — because it's a condition."

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I've learned to cope but still have set backs

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