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    Bipolar Disorder is…

    When I wrote my last article, Tips on Living with Bipolar Disorder, I was not sure of the reaction. I’m a private person, and sharing this side of me took a lot of courage. It was well-received, and I’m grateful for that, but I saw people questioning their mental health and assuming that they could be “bipolar.” So, I want to follow up with a little information to help those that questioning their status. Remember that you should talk to a mental health professional before assuming you have a disorder. Signs & Symptoms Bipolar disorder looks different in everyone, and…

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    Managing Change

    Am I ready for any of this? Andy Warhol said, “When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” How I Am Handling Change. I hate change. I hate the way it makes me feel and I hate my reaction to something that I know to be necessary for personal growth. Sometimes it is beyond my control, but most of the time, I’m the…

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    Bipolar disorder is 40 Jobs in 20 Years

    I have held 40 jobs in the past 20 years. I am told this is not unusual for someone struggling with mental illness like bipolar disorder. According to research, people who experience depression and cognitive dysfunction associated with bipolar disorder are more likely to have low job satisfaction, problems with being absent, and lower quality of work. Bipolar disorder and associated cognitive problems are linked to instability in employment. Job Background: I’m 37 years old. I got my first job in 2000; I was 16 years old. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2017. So, doing the math, 18…