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I The Bipolar Support Group

This group was started to help folks who are Bipolar, but family and friends of Bipolaristic folk are welcomed. Anyone suffering from any mental illness is also welcomed here for SUPPORT & KIND WORDS 169 People

    I Feel Like Such A Phony.

    While I have to put on an act when in public and at work and around my son, I feel like such a phony. Things aren't ok. I'm not ok. I'm sad and miserable. Is it the right thing to do to pretend? When I'm by myself, I'm so relieved because I don't have to keep up any pretense...
    Stelagtite Stelagtite 51-55 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    My Friend Is Bipolar

    Could someone tell me more about bipolar disorder? A very good friend of mine recently told me he was bipolar. Normally he is a very friendly outgoing guy but stresses out easily. Before he told me, I thought he was one of the most confusing people I knew. Some days he was hyper...
    mirapaege96 mirapaege96 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I Stopped Apologizing For Being The Bipolar Me

    Long ago.Feeling like i was wrong for being me - who i am.  I think if more people with any affliction can find peace within themselves then they can also stop feeling like something is wrong with them.  I know i was born this way for a reason - whether i would come to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 14, 2010

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    Factsheet: Bipolar Disorder and African Americans

    Factsheet: Bipolar Disorder and African Americans Every person, regardless of race or ethnicity, should seek help if they have a mental health problem or symptoms of a mental disorder. -- David Satcher, M.D. Former U.S. Surgeon General An estimated 2.3 million Americans...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

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    A Terrible Night

    I've been in the process of switching meds. I was on paxil for over 15 years and it had "pooped out". I'm also on Wellbutrin and Ativan as needed. So I'm switching from paxil to lexapro and 8 days in on 10mg I felt amazing, clear, confident, energized. So as goes the story of...
    RunningSkye RunningSkye 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Bipolar Statistics Written By Jim Korn

    Bipolar Statistics Written by Jim Korn  Do you know who is affected by Bipolar disorder? In American adults there are around 5.7 million that are affected, which comes out to be about 2.6% of the population in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

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    I Was The Problem, Not Bp (bi Polar)

    I was.  I became an outcast in my own life after i found out i was BP.  BP was never the issue, i was.  I had been me everyday til i found out and then i felt sorry for myself.  I didn't want anyone to know that i was BP. I was this mass of shame and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2010

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    The Day I Told Bird

    Bird called me one day.  I told her that i had something to tell her that would more than likely determine the future of our friendship.  "Im Bipolar..." "OK.  What's that?" she asked me. I told her, "My brain works differently than most folks and it's not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 9, 2010

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    I Don't Know What To Expect.........

    I don't know where to begin, about a month ago I found out that I was pregnant. I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 25 years old. And know how I was before medication was introduced to me. I have basically lived with this disease and with medications everything has seemed to...
    UNCluv UNCluv 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    From Sue Bergeson - President For Depression and Bipolar Support (for the Lgbt Community)

    From the Outside Looking In: Depression in the LGBT Community I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about depression and bipolar disorder in the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). As is the case with other cultural minorities, there hasn’t been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

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    Being Unable To Explain Is What Gets Me

      Not being able to explain my problems is what gets me the most. These waves that keep occuring much too often finally took a toll on me. I began to type my symptoms into the google search engine and the first thing that pops up is borderline personality disorder. I...
    lehbam lehbam 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2010

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    I told a new potential guy (weve been texting

    for a few weeks) about my bipolar and personlity disorder. Im very stable now but im just not sure about the future. I get into trouble when im in relationships. Not sure what hes thinking right now.
    jumpingoffthecliff jumpingoffthecliff 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Here for anyone that needs to talk!

    I was diagnosed with post partum depression after I gave birth to my son, then clinical depression, and then bipolar disorder. I was on medication trying to find what was best for me and worked about a year after my son was born. I got tired of all the trying and just took...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Apr 5

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    Recently I posted a story about my bipolar

    friend and wondered what I could do to help him. After he told me he was bipolar he was missing from school for 3 weeks. I started to worry and sent him a note through his younger brother, telling him to give the note to his brother when he got home. He told me he wasn't at home...
    mirapaege96 mirapaege96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Mother

    My mother is bi-polar, manic depressive...  I've dealt with her depression and her anger "temper tantrums" She just woke up, I am 19 I live with my parents...  The first word out of her mouth every morning is my name, she screams it from her bed as most times...
    breezybumblebee breezybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Being Bipolar Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Life - Personal Message to Those Who Join This Group

    "Come again?" "Excuse me?" Being bipolar doesn't mean it's the end of the world for anyone.  It's all in how one CHOOSES to perceive it.  Sure you cycle and swing from mood to mood. So what? Big Deal? It's okay.  To be honest, EVERY PERSON...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    Ia Not Bipolar But My Partner Is.

    I'm really not sure what to say. I just need someone out there that knows what I'm going through by being a caregiver to someone with Bipolar.It's VERY difficult trying to live day by day and not knowing what the next moment will bring.I have been with my partner 6 yrs.It's...
    dotster22 dotster22 46-50 2 Responses May 2, 2010

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    Bipolar Support And Self-help - Still Talk To Your Doctor !!!!!

     Although bipolar disorder tends to be a lifelong, recurrent illness, there are many things you can do to help yourself. Beyond the treatment you get from your doctor or therapist, there are many things you can do to reduce your symptoms...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    So Unsure Of Everything.

    okay so i have fallen into being depressed and it seems i cant get up. it has taken over everything and i hate it. im a senior in high school and this last month i have been to maybe two days of school, because most the days i just cant pull myself out of bed.so here is my...
    ashleyolsen1919 ashleyolsen1919 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Here Is A List Of Famous Folks With Bipolar Disorder

    Famous People with Bipolar Disorder Much of this list was obtained from the Internet.Actors & ActressesNed BeattyMaurice Bernard, soap operaJeremy BrettJim CareyLisa Nicole CarsonRosemary Clooney, singerLindsay CrosbyEric DouglasRobert Downey Jr.Patty DukeCarrie FisherConnie...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Here is a short film I made about bipolar.

    I have bipolar one and autism. I communicate visually with images.
    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F Sep 26

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    I Feel Like I Am Two Different People

    The last 9 years have been different experiences of suffering in a variety of forms. Life really sucks for me. What kept me going the last 9 years was hope and the delusion that I would some day make it, be a success, do something remarkable with my life, be in love and be...
    hippojack hippojack 36-40 4 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    Regarding "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel

    Keyes Some days I feel like Charlie from "Flowers for Algernon" in that I consciously recognize my intelligence is waning. Today has been such a day when I followed my daughter, through the mall, helping with my grandson.  In all her cruelty, she said having John and me with...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Some Things To Keep In Mind --- Copy And Print/save This

    I got this from my first bipolar doctor some years ago.  And every chance i get to pass it around, i do.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~But when times get rough with being Bipolar, i use these little "PICK ME UPs"..... 1)- I am unlovable.  ----->->-> I AM LOVABLE2...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2010

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    http://youtu.be/2mCRunFd21c?

    list=UUzIRoR7FH7cP-HGwV084ecg film I made about bipolar.
    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F Sep 26

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    Personal Experience 1 On My Life and Living With Bipolar - the Funny Farm

    Boy oh boy, lol, the Psych Ward was something else. There were three floors and i was on the second. The first floor was for folks who had major dementia like schizophrenia. The second floor was for folk who were bipolar like me, pathological liars, or folk who suffered from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    Not Bipolar

    I'm borderline and GAD in fact. But I know what bipolar is, and I want to support people in that group, that's all. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    The Bipolar Book

    I have this one in particular called "the Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide." It has stories from others who have bipolar and how they got thru it. It gives tips and stuff. It also has ways in it for family and friends to help you cope when symptoms get out of control. It gives...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2010

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    I Scare Me

    Its hard enough being black or female where I'm from.  Being bipolar makes it worse.  I went to this doctor ten years ago and he told me that I was bipolar.  He called me a psycho or may as well had.  I haven't told anyone I know yet.  The only reason I...
    raeanne79 raeanne79 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2010

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    Just Wanted To Share!

    I was thinking this story could enlighten our thoughts about the Bipolar disorder... I hope I am right. :S http://www.alternet.org/story/79290/love_rollercoaster%3A_dating_with_bipolar_disorder It's a beautiful and meaningful story in understanding our loved ones suffering from...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 22-25, F Nov 8, 2012

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    My girlfriend is diagnosed type 1 bipolar.

    Things started smoothly and now we have started to fight a lot.. They are little pity fights that turn into something big because I am trying to help her see they aren't worth fighting over.. Maybe just addressed. Anyway, it's happened more recent that she just starts to say...
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive 22-25, F May 28

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    Hope Theres Someone

    Hope there's someoneWho'll take care of meWhen I die, will I goHope there's someoneWho'll set my heart freeNice to hold when I'm tiredThere's a ghost on the horizonWhen I go to bedHow can I fall asleep at nightHow will I rest my headOh I'm scared of the middle placeBetween light...
    completleyconfused2 completleyconfused2 31-35, F 6 Responses May 24, 2011

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    Womens' Issues - Made Me Manic As Hell For The Past 2 Weeks

    Wow.  Just wow.  Nervous system shot as well.  At least im coming back down from the mania. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Hello, This is my first story here on EP. I apologize in advance for any faux pas that I make. I believe this is the first time I have ever put the story I am about to share...
    Muffy21c Muffy21c 22-25, T 5 Responses Oct 21

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    when i was only 13, my friend told me he was gay, he said he supported all gay rights and other people being gay, so did i but he couldn't stand himself being gay, its like he...
    Roan1990 Roan1990 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    2 and a half years ago I was dumped by a male friend, who I would consider the best friend I’ve ever had. We connected on every level and I had never emotionally been as close to...
    iwannaLIVE iwannaLIVE 22-25, F Oct 15

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    This is unfortunately a true story... Snap! My eyes open and a blinding fluorescent light stings my eyes. I try to sit up in the dizzy haze I was in, only to realize my arms and...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Growing up I never understood bipolar and still don't. If you are reading this and you want answers I can not give them, but if your story is the same as mine. Please leave the...
    pedgy1 pedgy1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips: Try 4 Tips From Leadership Coaches The old top-down, command-and-control style of leadership seldom works in today's organizations...
    cassielawson2 cassielawson2 18-21, F 3 days ago

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     This is a relatively new group created on Facebook, and is a support network for all those Hydrocephalus sufferers, carers and parents of those people that have this...
    aussieman01 aussieman01 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Im type 2, moderate with no psychosis.Don't confuse bipolar disorder with BPD because that's abbreviation for borderline personality disorder, (although they sometimes go together...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    This is back to the beginning days when I was constantly being forforced back into the psych ward... “Sure i’m emotional, but how can my very personality be wrong? My very...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    To be honest I think everyone is little bipolar but there are some people that truly struggle with being bipolar.
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Hi everyone, I'm currently working on a short film to help raise awareness for mental health. However, to do it, I would need real life experience from people willing to share them...
    benderboyboy benderboyboy 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I could just go somewhere and start over, RIGHT NOW! Just drop everything and see the world …. or more of it, at the least. I am really done with where I am at in life...
    thebigkoslowski thebigkoslowski 31-35, M 15 hrs ago

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    I met my BF 7 yrs ago. During our friendship i noticed that her daughter was very demanding of her mother's time. Many people have found that it is really disrespectful to them...
    Dragonlady2 Dragonlady2 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    When I was young I was taunted by other children who liked to bully me. They stated calling me a poof. Being slightly autistic meant that I was honest so I accepted their teasing...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M Oct 21

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    I was put on lamictal-25mgs-a small dose in 2012. Have bipolar one. Changed my life-for the better. Was having..800 mood swings a day..slowly upped through out the years to 100mgs...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Bipolar disorder is the hardest thing about my life. I still don't understand why I feel the way I do, I just pretend to. I can never sleep & it makes me physically ill. The only...
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 Oct 5

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    Bipolar's got me feeling okay again & my friends think I'm insane for breaking down 1 minute then being okay the next... What's new though?
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 3 Responses Oct 6

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