Category Archives: Bipolar

Being a Teenager, Especially a Teenage Girl, is Tough!

Life can be so challenging. Growing up in this day and age is not easy. Children, teens and adults can struggle with getting through each day. New evidence is showing that women, and especially teenage girls, are dealing with an … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Depression

Many people have a hard time understanding the struggles faced by those living with depression. ‘How hard can it be to just get up and brush your hair? You know you’ll feel better’. But the truth is there are real … Continue reading

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How do we deal with depression?

Look, we all have times in our lives when we feel sad. Something goes wrong. We lose out on an opportunity, a job, a promotion, a home we hoped to buy. We lose someone we love through death or divorce.  … Continue reading

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When do we stop Shaming and Blaming?

Nobody chooses to have mental health issues. Whether it is drugs, alcohol or some other type of addiction, it is not something someone chooses. Nobody chooses to have an addiction. With addiction you are looking at underlying mental health issues, … Continue reading

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The importance of mental health

We all know that if we are injured and in pain it is more difficult to focus on anything else. With physical issues, we often get sympathy and support that allows us to perhaps do less until we recover. Others … Continue reading

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Shaming and blaming are not the answer!

We all know that if we had a physical health issue, those around us would be sympathetic and supportive. They would encourage us to seek help and, if they were close to us, would probably do all they could to … Continue reading

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When you don’t know what you are dealing with…

Though many people prefer to avoid ‘labels,’ especially when it comes to mental health issues, knowing what you are dealing with allows you to make informed decisions about interventions. For many, it is easier to accept the simple or most … Continue reading

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Preparing Schools to be a place of positive experiences for everyone

Our kids face so many daily challenges and for many school is no longer a place of learning, but a place they struggle to survive. Due to a lack of understand and resources they are left behind and find themselves … Continue reading

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A fine line when caring for our children

Man, being a parent is a tough job! You want to protect your children from harm and see that they get the best you can offer. You try to love them and guide them through turbulent times while trying to … Continue reading

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Resources are scares and the wait may be long

So many times care givers are doing their best to see that the kids in their care get the services they need. However, they often discover that resources are limited and that they have to go on a ‘waiting list’ … Continue reading

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