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Stigma for men with mental illness

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Let’s Keep Talking

Yesterday in Canada was “Bell Let’s Talk” day, an initiative to get more people talking about mental health in addition to reducing stigma. The telecommunications company Bell donated five cents towards from various social media interactions to a multitude of

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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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Misunderstandings about bipolar disorder- Part 2

This post is a continuation of the previous one…misunderstandings about bipolar disorder that I’ve experienced myself personally.  Or that I’ve heard about from others and/or seen them happen to other people firsthand. Misunderstanding #3:  Lazy = depressed There are times

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Misunderstandings about bipolar disorder – Part 1

In my experience, there is a lot of misunderstanding in relation to bipolar disorder.  This is part one of a two part blog that will shed some light on these… Misunderstanding #1 – It turns on and off like a

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Black eye

Even though I was diagnosed as bipolar in the year 2000, it was something that I felt too embarrassed to talk about until fairly recently.  It’s only in the past few years that I’ve been comfortable telling people besides family

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