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The Bipolar Burble is extremely pleased to welcome back today's guest author: Ross Szabo. Ross is an amazing mental illness educator and advocate. You can read more about him at the bottom. I’ve... Read Full Post
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One of the least helpful things you can say to someone who self-harms is, “well, just stop cutting.” Believe me, for most people who cut, if it were that easy, they would have done it already. People... Read Full Post
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The pros and cons of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are actually quite numerous but in this post I will try to, unbiasedly, lay out the basic pros and cons for anyone considering ECT as a treatment... Read Full Post
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First-generation antipsychotics (typical antipsychotics, neuroleptics) have been around since the 1950s, but how safe are first-generation antipsychotics like haloperidol? One doctor, Henry A.... Read Full Post
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Is there really a question as to when to give in and let someone commit suicide? According to some commenters and a recent email I received, there sure is. This morning, I received an email saying... Read Full Post
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This weeks is mental health week in Canada – not mental illness week. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, “We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental... Read Full Post
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Antipsychiatry, as a movement, matters and I would say that fighting antipsychiatry, as a movement, also matters. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to stick my head in the sand and just “live and let... Read Full Post
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There is this concept of “bipolar pride” or “borderline pride” or “mad pride” or “whatever-mental-illness pride.” I see it on people’s avatars, Facebook pages and whatnot. For some reason, people... Read Full Post
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Mental health mobile applications (apps for your phone, generally) can do things like track your mood, track your sleep and are targeted at different populations like people with posttraumatic stress... Read Full Post
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Myths about bipolar disorder abound and, honestly, most people don’t know anything about bipolar except the myths, or common misconceptions. On World Bipolar Day, it makes sense to me to spend a... Read Full Post

 
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