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Reading Time: 3 minutes I’d like to reintroduce you to your very own bipolar documentarian. The first installment of a documentary series on mental health called “Hope” was released on June 10, 2020, by Ben Duffy, the production’s 27-year-old writer and director who’s bipolar and proud. Ben, whose first film We Are Skateboarders is approaching one million views on […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Self-improvement was something I continually strove for. I was always looking for a way to step out of my comfort zone and learn through new experiences. My interest in energy and alternative healing began with dedication to my yoga practice. I tried different styles from different instructors. Some classes were more fitness-based, with a strong […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the word “deinstitutionalization” became a familiar term in America’s psychiatric world as per the government’s initiative to reduce the nation’s state psychiatric hospital population. The idea, supposedly, was to remove patients from inhumane conditions. What we ended up with, in many respects, was something even worse. Those with severe […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The ability to use and interpret language is, as far as we are aware, a characteristic unique to the human species. It is an ability to express thoughts and feelings with spoken sounds, or written symbols, and for others to recognize and understand the meanings of these sounds and symbols. The term “language” may also […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In the 1990s, computers overtook us, humans, in chess. In the 2010s, technology smoked Jeopardy phenom Ken Jennings in trivia. Now, self-driving cars are delivering passengers more safely than they themselves do. Eventually, technology will surpass us in all the areas once considered accomplishable by human genius alone—but not yet. So, when it comes to […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Nine years ago I was committed to a psychiatric hospital for the first time and diagnosed: Bipolar Type I. I was 29 years old, had led a highly successful life regardless of my impulses and lack of self-care. I had a large community of friends, in various groups of co-workers, social clubs and barflies. Until the […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes “Relax. Just do it.” It’s easier said than done for the majority of the world population that is living in a globalized, stress-based society. Stress is one of the biggest modern epidemics and its damaging effects on people’s health and immune system are widespread all around the planet. With the immensely increasing number of burn […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Abuse Abuser – Audrey Michelle Once upon a time I felt the beauty of an entangled existence As another body coated my soul with the sweat of true acceptance It soaked into my needy pores Disease infected through its absorption Constantly intoxicated by new found spirituality You were my prince And I, sir Was your […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Many healing practices treat symptoms without considering the ways in which these secondary problems indirectly solve primary problems. People at their core are adaptable and creative and prove this over and over again. Outside of the human kingdom, even flowers grow in sidewalk cracks and diamonds crystallize under pressure. Initially, when the human psyche hears […]

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