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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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Hi Dave, I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing? I hope to hear from...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Good Thursday Morning
Good (late) morning, everyone! I hope that we all have a good, productive day! The clouds...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: new therapist blues
I am home from my session, and it went very well. I talked about my concerns, questions, and...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: new therapist blues
lol yeah, re telling her that I need her to "Bring it on!" I sure do! I also have thought of...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: Dr. G or anyone who has taken Venlafaxine
Venlafaxine is generic for Effexor, yes? Amazing you could just stop taking it w/o bad...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: Not doing well
lol good for you re what you said to your doc! Sounds like he might need a reminder, eh? More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: new therapist blues
Good morning! Actually, I agree! lol Maybe what I wrote (what you replied to) sounds like I"m...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: Not doing well
Hi Cookie, How odd that your doctor has not had your prescription called in well before now!...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: new therapist blues
PS - I decided that I will talk with her about this my next session on Wed. I even requested...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: Inspiring video - OT but applicable
Hi Mercy, I actually thought of sending you this video until I saw that you listened to it. ...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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