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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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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: Mixed Bag
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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
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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
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Reply: Dr G Bipolar and OCD and HORRID muscle spasms
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My feet/bone scan update - OT
Had appointment with my Podiatrist today to go over bone scan on my feet. I usually have a...More
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Reply: Who Else Cant Sleep Tonight??
Hi Dori and workhorsedvm I am sure the suggestion that I'm going to say re insomnia will...More
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Reply: a psychological parable
Do you know why you always think I'm so defensive? It's because you have no capacity to...More
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Reply: Bipolar and OCD?
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Reply: OT - I Want A New Hip For Christmas
Oh, Ok - I guess when I saw, "all of your replies....." I thought you meant, everyone who...More
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