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Carrie Fisher

From what I’ve read Carrie Fisher was one of the earliest pioneers with being publicly open about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. For that I am truly grateful! People like her have made the general public aware that mental illness can

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Six and a half year itch – Part Four

Restoring my faith in the medical system This is the fourth blog in a series about a psychiatric hospital stay that I had in December of 2013 as a direct result of having a manic episode.  To read the first

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Six and a half year itch – Part Three

My sleep toolkit This is the third blog in a series about a psychiatric hospital stay that I had in December of 2013 as a direct result of having a manic episode.  To read the first post click here.  To

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Six and a half year itch – Part Two

Power of group therapy This is the second blog in a series about a recent psychiatric hospital stay that I had in December of 2013 as a direct result of having a manic episode.  To read the first post click

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Six and a half year itch – Part One

On Wednesday, December 11 of 2013 I ended up somewhere I never thought I’d be again…in a psychiatric hospital unit room in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  After having a manic episode.  It was also the exact same unit that I was

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