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Hi, my name is Debbie and I'm 49 years old. I am diagnosed with Bipolar II, DDnos, and Social Phobia. Though I have been living a fairly stable life with the help of meds and therapy for the past 23 years, life has currently become a bigger challenge for me than ever both physically and mentally/emotionally. But "Hope" is the driving force of my life! I live and breathe hope! Hope gets me from one step to the next! And Hope reminds me that things WILL get better!

I am not, and never will be, defined or dictated to by my mental illness! I am so much more than that! Life is choice! I am responsible for how I live today in spite of my history or any mental illness!

I believe that all of us are capable of living happy, productive lives and contribute to society just like anyone else who doesn't have a mental illness. It doesn't just happen overnight or without our own participation, but it is no doubt possible!

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Finally got letter
I got a letter about 4 months ago from Social Security, saying that it was time for them to...More
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do i have to?
I prefer going back to bed, but will do everything in my power to stay up. Need to do the...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Good morning!
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Reply: do i have to?
Hi Dave, Thank you, and no, still not doing Ok. Didn't sleep today, but only because I took...More
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TRIGGER - Not feeling well
Good morning, or afternoon for some TRIGGER I'm not doing well. I know that I will one day...More
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Reply: TRIGGER - Not feeling well
Thank you scissorartist, Kitty, and Cookie, (and again to you, Dave) for all your kind words....More
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Reply: TRIGGER - Not feeling well
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"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Something I read this morning
10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon Only portions of each item is copied...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: Mixed Bag
Have you been able to identify specifically why you are afraid to go to those appointments? I...More
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Reply: a psychological parable
Thank you. What if spending every day of my life on these boards is part of what I'm supposed...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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