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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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Hey Cookie, I KNOW that walking for even just a block helps ones mood! Sometimes when I get...More
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Ok, well it's officially tuesday now, but we can pretend that it's still Monday, yes? lol ...More
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Reply: New life, same me!
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Just FYI, I had to have the extensive neuropsychological testing and my insurance paid for...More
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Reply: Therapy Questions
to add on to what has already been shared, many therapists off a free consultation either...More
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Reply: No one understands me including doctors
It sounds to me that you could use some help and guidance from a good therapist. Maybe the...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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Reply: No one understands me including doctors
Hi and I'm sorry you are feeling so bad right now. I'm curious, how would someone show or...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
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