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  • Chato Stewart | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    mental illness through a montage of his cartoons Chato was also part of the 2010 and 2011 DBSA Stand Up for Mental Health comedy night cast In addition Chato does an annual Cartoon A Thon for Mental Health Awareness Month drawing Caricatures of his reader His mission is to use humor as a positive tool to cope with the serious and debilitating effects of mental illness To learn more about Chato visit his website Top Blog Posts by Chato Stewart Bipolar And Marriage Why Is It So Toxic On Relationships By Chato Stewart February 11 2015 8 00 am Bipolar Disorder And Marriage Why Is It So Toxic On Relationships Your partner can be a pillar of strength or a bucket of quick dry cement Read more Can People With Bipolar Disorder have healthy Relationships By Chato Stewart February 12 2014 9 00 am Navigating any romantic relationship whether it s dating or marriage can be a tricky endeavor Add bipolar disorder with its roller coaster ride of emotions Read more What is Bipolar By Chato Stewart January 21 2015 12 01 am Chato Stewart asking the Magic Eight Ball What is Bipolar Caption Here s why BP Hope s Blog posts Feel Magical Mental Health Humor The Family Stew Cartoon By Read more Recent Posts by Chato Stewart Bipolar and Emotional Anger By Chato Stewart February 6 2016 1 01 am Bipolar and Emotional Underlying Issues Fuel Anger and Can Blind the Truth of Rage Bipolar has a lot of emotional aspects of anger which cannot be Read more Can Some One With Bipolar Reach Certification For Bipolar Disorder Advocate By Chato Stewart December 19 2015 12 01 am Recently I was asked the question on How someone can become reach Certification For Bipolar Disorder Advocacy The truth is I coined Made it up on Read more Is Bipolar Disorder YOUR SHORT Fuse By Chato Stewart July 2 2015 8 24 am I ve been wondering how many people living with bipolar disorder also live with anger and rage issues I know regarding myself I had a Read more Bipolar Disorder and Our Moral Compass By Chato Stewart June 17 2015 9 04 am Bipolar Disorder is not a moral compass issue but no rather it s a medical issue Our moral compass is more of our own conscience that Read more Brain Thermometer By Chato Stewart June 3 2015 8 00 am I was reading The Huffington Post s article by the Public Health Editor Susan Blumenthal M D titled Taking Brain Vitals New Tools to Detect Mental Disorders Read more Bipolar Medication Are They Harmful Or Helpful By Chato Stewart May 20 2015 8 40 am Bipolar and Bipolar Depression Medication Are They Harmful Or Helpful People with bipolar disorder often seek out treatment according to what part of the cycle they re Read more Bipolar Peers Hug A Nurse Today By Chato Stewart May 6 2015 8 40 am Nurse Joan OH Mr Jones do you

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  • Danielle Belton | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Tell Me More with Michel Martin and PBS To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe and has appeared on CNN MSNBC ABC s Nightline and Good Morning America She is currently working on a book about her 10 year journey from severe crippling depression to her life of progress and stability today Top Blog Posts by Danielle Belton Accepting the Acceptance By Danielle Belton February 3 2012 10 31 am When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder it was a relief For years I d bounced around with incorrect medication and misdiagnosis as I was Read more Getting Over the Emotional Hump By Danielle Belton March 23 2012 5 00 am Triggers They re the worst You ll be doing great feeling great then something will happen that brings it all back The anxiety The fear The paralysis Read more Willpower Versus Real Power By Danielle Belton March 30 2012 8 18 am It s tough to get people who don t suffer from mental illness to understand that willpower is an illusion Oh it s an illusion for non mental illness Read more Recent Posts by Danielle Belton My story One true thing By Danielle Belton August 7 2014 6 23 am Danielle B finally leveled with her family when her life was crashing The truth set her free to find stability By Danielle B If Read more Just Doing It Is Easier Said Than Done By Danielle Belton June 3 2012 12 01 am I thought everyone had a special energy that made them do things That s what my hypomania was to me for years Cleaning working on my Read more Nobody Knows By Danielle Belton April 6 2012 12 45 am I was talking to a friend who is also Bipolar this week about dealing with the public when you re feeling extra paranoid I was telling Read more Willpower Versus Real Power By Danielle Belton March 30 2012 8 18 am It s tough to get people who don t suffer from mental illness to understand that willpower is an illusion Oh it s an illusion for non mental illness Read more Getting Over the Emotional Hump By Danielle Belton March 23 2012 5 00 am Triggers They re the worst You ll be doing great feeling great then something will happen that brings it all back The anxiety The fear The paralysis Read more Is It Me and Other Questions By Danielle Belton March 16 2012 6 00 am We all have to live in our heads The two ears we have the two eyes we possess they help us understand the world around Read more Going Through the Motion By Danielle Belton March 2 2012 12 01 am Even though I ve been good in recent years of staying on top of my mood swings I hit a rough down period in February One Read more The Sponsor By Danielle Belton February 24 2012 12 57 am One of my long time friends

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  • Dave Mowry | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    speaks regularly to large and small groups and was interviewed on the Think Out Loud program on Oregon Public Radio after the Robin Williams suicide Dave was also featured in an article by The Oregonian newspaper in 2011 The article focused on the fact that most people with a mental illness are not dangerous or threatening Dave worked as a peer support specialist for NAMI from December 2010 to December 2014 During this time he worked with well over 1200 people and this experience informs his writing teaching speaking and performing Dave and stand up class graduates perform regularly to audiences from 50 to 500 people in Oregon and Southwest Washington shattering stigma one joke at a time Dave lives just outside Portland Oregon with his wife Heather daughter Meghan and grandson Van Top Blog Posts by Dave Mowry Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts Behavior By Dave Mowry February 4 2016 12 01 am Bipolar disorder is recognized by mania and depression and usually anxiety One area of bipolar disorder not usually talked about is obsessive thoughts and behavior Read more Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Suffering in Silence By Dave Mowry August 31 2015 12 01 am Most family get togethers have been an exercise in hiding in the shadows and not wanting to be noticed God forbid someone would come up to Read more Bipolar Disorder My Lost Years By Dave Mowry October 26 2015 12 01 am One of the things that bothers me the most about having bipolar disorder are the lost years When I was well and happy I did Read more Recent Posts by Dave Mowry Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts Behavior By Dave Mowry February 4 2016 12 01 am Bipolar disorder is recognized by mania and depression and usually anxiety One area of bipolar disorder not usually talked about is obsessive thoughts and behavior Read more Bipolar Disorder and Bad Memories By Dave Mowry January 18 2016 12 14 am I have lots and lots of bad memories And I have 18 years of good memories I wonder why I seem to only to be Read more Bipolar Disorder and Oversharing By Dave Mowry January 4 2016 12 01 am It is beneficial to talk about our illness sometimes with family with peers with friend with counselors and doctors But for many people oversharing with Read more Bipolar Disorder and Flashbacks By Dave Mowry December 21 2015 12 01 am For the past few years it seemed as though my triggers and constant flashbacks from my bipolar disorder were under control I started thinking about Read more Bipolar Disorder and Identity Theft Take Mine Take Mine By Dave Mowry December 7 2015 12 01 am For years I did not know who was going to wake up in the morning The bipolar manic me the depressed me or the stable Read more Bipolar Disorder My Low Points By Dave Mowry November 23 2015 12 01 am As a person with bipolar disorder I fight

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  • David Wise | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    rural Wisconsin Writing music art and reading are all activities that Dave enjoys very much Dave is married and he and his wife Kelly delivered their stillborn son Mateo Aslan Wise on December 18 2015 Dave writes about mental health topics grief and faith He writes vulnerably and honestly from his own life experiences and overflowing thoughts Dave hopes to convey truth and love in his writing He hopes to one day write a book about his story to inspire and encourage others in their recovery journeys Website www davewisematters com Email info davewisematters com Twitter dmwise DaveWiseMatters YourStoryMatters RecoveryIsPossible SuicideIsPreventable DestroyTheStigma Top Blog Posts by David Wise Bipolar Winter Blues By David Wise December 10 2015 2 05 am Winter is quickly approaching and I m feeling more lethargic tired and irritable One thing I have noticed each winter living with bipolar disorder is that Read more Last Night A Pug Dog Saved My Life By David Wise October 15 2015 7 39 am Last night a pug dog saved my life This is a statement I used to say often And as recently as a few weeks ago Read more My Struggle with Bipolar Anxiety By David Wise November 12 2015 12 01 am Anxiety is a symptom that I don t often hear talked about with bipolar disorder I think for me anxiety is a symptom of hypomania Often Read more Recent Posts by David Wise Bipolar Winter Blues By David Wise December 10 2015 2 05 am Winter is quickly approaching and I m feeling more lethargic tired and irritable One thing I have noticed each winter living with bipolar disorder is that Read more I Am Thankful For Bipolar By David Wise November 26 2015 8 27 am Today is Thanksgiving 2015 Today I am thankful for recovery and for bipolar disorder About 11 years ago the week before Thanksgiving I had my Read more My Struggle with Bipolar Anxiety By David Wise November 12 2015 12 01 am Anxiety is a symptom that I don t often hear talked about with bipolar disorder I think for me anxiety is a symptom of hypomania Often Read more Living with Bipolar Friendship in Faith Recovery By David Wise October 29 2015 9 45 am I have recently found a new friendship between faith and recovery I grew up as a person of faith and was raised in a Christian Read more Last Night A Pug Dog Saved My Life By David Wise October 15 2015 7 39 am Last night a pug dog saved my life This is a statement I used to say often And as recently as a few weeks ago Read more Support makes a difference when you live with bipolar By David Wise October 1 2015 12 01 am A week ago a friend invited me to attend a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance DBSA meeting I had not been to a DBSA support Read more Recovery with Bipolar is an On

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  • Dr. Christina Girgis | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    of psychiatry and medicine and she enjoys teaching trainees at all levels In addition to being a physician she is also familiar with the patient role She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011 and has experienced and been treated for depression she believes in healing oneself through a multidisciplinary approach Dr Girgis maintains a personal blog with a focus on psychiatry at getaheadwithdrg wordpress com and is on Twitter getaheadwithdrg She has received multiple teaching awards and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association She lives in Hinsdale Illinois with her husband Dany and their puggle Dudley Top Blog Posts by Dr Christina Girgis Clinical Pearls Smoking and Bipolar Disorder By Dr Christina Girgis October 30 2015 12 01 am One of the most common comorbidities to bipolar disorder is smoking And I have found that this is one of the hardest vices really I Read more Clinical Pearls The Enduring Stigma of Bipolar Disorder By Dr Christina Girgis September 18 2015 12 01 am One of the duties I have as a mental health professional is to advocate for those with mental illness I was recently in a discussion Read more Is It Bipolar Disorder or Depression Making the Diagnosis By Dr Christina Girgis April 17 2015 10 46 am Clinical Pearls Hi there I think introductions are in order My name is Dr Girgis and I am a psychiatrist But please let s drop the Read more Recent Posts by Dr Christina Girgis Clinical Pearls Self Care and Managing Bipolar Disorder By Dr Christina Girgis February 3 2016 12 01 am One of the things I have been focused on in the last few months has been really trying to take care of myself This has Read more Discovering Your Healthy Self in 2016 By Dr Christina Girgis January 6 2016 12 01 am Another year another resolution Was your new year s resolution this year to lose weight If so you find yourself in a similar predicament to many Read more Clinical Pearls Smoking and Bipolar Disorder By Dr Christina Girgis October 30 2015 12 01 am One of the most common comorbidities to bipolar disorder is smoking And I have found that this is one of the hardest vices really I Read more Clinical Pearls Bipolar Disorder and Treatment Adherence By Dr Christina Girgis October 16 2015 12 01 pm As a consultant in the hospital setting I frequently receive psychiatry consults to see patients who have stopped taking their medications This can be their Read more Clinical Pearls The Enduring Stigma of Bipolar Disorder By Dr Christina Girgis September 18 2015 12 01 am One of the duties I have as a mental health professional is to advocate for those with mental illness I was recently in a discussion Read more Clinical Pearls Lessons Learned With Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly By Dr Christina Girgis June 25 2015 12 01 am Last week I was asked to see three patients in their 70s

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  • Gabe Howard | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Central 2014 Mental Health hero was a 2015 WEGO Health Awards Finalist in the Health Activist Category as well as received a Best of the Web Blog award To work with Gabe please contact him via his website at www GabeHoward com or e mail Gabe GabeHoward com Top Blog Posts by Gabe Howard 3 Things People with Bipolar Disorder Shouldn t Do By Gabe Howard January 12 2016 12 01 am Living with bipolar disorder is a delicate balance of managing symptom managing expectations and perhaps most importantly maintaining a hopeful outlook that things Read more 3 Ways to Stop Blaming Yourself for Bipolar Disorder By Gabe Howard July 28 2015 12 00 am There are of course more than three ways to stop blaming yourself for bipolar disorder This list is in no way exhaustive and I am Read more What I Wish the World Knew about Bipolar Disorder By Gabe Howard June 16 2015 8 10 am The internet is filled with blog posts titled What I wish the world knew about and then filled in with something that Read more Recent Posts by Gabe Howard I Am Bipolar Should I Have Children By Gabe Howard January 26 2016 12 01 am In 1997 I married my high school sweetheart I had graduated high school the previous year and my bipolar diagnosis wouldn t come for another six Read more 3 Things People with Bipolar Disorder Shouldn t Do By Gabe Howard January 12 2016 12 01 am Living with bipolar disorder is a delicate balance of managing symptom managing expectations and perhaps most importantly maintaining a hopeful outlook that things Read more Bipolar Disorder and Stinking Thinking By Gabe Howard December 29 2015 12 01 am One of the worst things about living with bipolar disorder is figuring out which thoughts are worthy of my attention Just because I think it Read more Santa Claus as an Analogy for Bipolar Mania By Gabe Howard December 15 2015 12 01 am I love the Christmas season The lights the tackiness and amazing stories of a fat man flying through the night sky all make me smile Read more Is Bipolar Mania as Destructive as Bipolar Depression By Gabe Howard December 1 2015 12 01 am Now that Thanksgiving is over I can say with certainty that the way my family and friends remember some of my bipolar manic moments and Read more The Best Reason to Come Out of The Bipolar Closet By Gabe Howard November 17 2015 12 01 am Living with bipolar disorder is not an easy thing to do and when a person reaches recovery it becomes very easy to hide The fact Read more Completing Big Projects with Bipolar Disorder By Gabe Howard October 20 2015 12 01 am A few months back my wife and I decided to sell our house and buy a new one The house we were living in was Read more 3 Simple Ways to Raise Awareness about

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  • Jon Press | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    became fiercely committed to his own recovery and to connecting with others in the bp community Jon was featured on the This is Me page in the 2012 Winter Edition of bp Magazine He facilitates a depression bipolar and anxiety support group in the Chicago area called Fresh Hope He is delighted to be a part of the bphope blogging team In sharing personal stories and experiences his goal is to foster community by challenging educating and inspiring positive change Top Blog Posts by Jon Press A note to loved ones By Jon Press March 3 2015 12 01 am A friend recently asked how they could help a loved one with depression It got me to thinking about what is and isn t helpful for Read more What if I m not really bipolar By Jon Press May 20 2014 12 00 am When I was initially diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in college there were times I would lay in bed wondering What if the doctors are Read more It seemed like a good idea at the time By Jon Press July 7 2015 12 01 am Poor judgement is a hallmark of Bipolar disorder It can distort our perception of relationship needs and behaviors It s a once in a lifetime chance Read more Recent Posts by Jon Press Bipolar Disorder And The Dad show By Jon Press August 4 2015 12 01 am Years back our family started a tradition during roadtrips and vacations We began keeping a list of the most hilarious and or weird quotes uttered by Read more It seemed like a good idea at the time By Jon Press July 7 2015 12 01 am Poor judgement is a hallmark of Bipolar disorder It can distort our perception of relationship needs and behaviors It s a once in a lifetime chance Read more Losing it By Jon Press May 5 2015 9 00 am Gaming systems often come with a few free extras like an extra game with an additional controller They are packaged together with the console and Read more A letter to myself By Jon Press April 7 2015 12 01 am Dear Jon If you are reading this you are probably struggling with depression and anxiety I have written this in advance because I know you Read more A note to loved ones By Jon Press March 3 2015 12 01 am A friend recently asked how they could help a loved one with depression It got me to thinking about what is and isn t helpful for Read more Disaster Preparedness By Jon Press February 20 2015 12 01 am I was recently in the process of changing a medication under my doctor s supervision I decreased gradually over the course of a few weeks All Read more What s it like to live with me By Jon Press February 3 2015 1 00 am This week I thought it would be interesting to hear from my daughter

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  • Julie Joyce | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    the opportunity to speak to legislatures on the need for special education funding Julie has also conducted educational presentations for DCFS on interventions for kids with mental illness Along with her son she was interviewed on NPR WBEZ for the Out of the Shadows series which focused on juveniles and mental illness Currently Julie spends her time raising awareness and advocating for people living with mental illness Top Blog Posts by Julie Joyce Bipolar Disorder a Parent s Perspective The Mask of a Smile By Julie Joyce October 19 2015 8 57 am I think I have developed a split personality Not the clinical type The type where I am living two different lives at the same time Read more Parenting My Son with Bipolar I m Sorry By Julie Joyce December 15 2015 12 58 pm I m Sorry Two little words that can really be effective in a relationship but only if the person saying it really means it Living with Read more My Son and Bipolar Disorder Where is My Casserole By Julie Joyce October 5 2015 12 01 am When my son was diagnosed with bipolar you could ve swore I told people he had the plague No one brought casseroles to my house or Read more Recent Posts by Julie Joyce Blog Mental Illness in Catholic Schools Catholic Prejudice By Julie Joyce February 8 2016 12 01 am I was raised a catholic My parents were catholic their parents were catholic all my neighbors and most of my friends were catholic As a Read more Skewed perception and my son By Julie Joyce January 11 2016 9 08 am Recently my son and I were having a conversations about apologies He told me that I have only apologized to him twice in his life Read more This holiday season Stop judging my son living with bipolar By Julie Joyce December 30 2015 10 22 am Anyone else dread the holidays It has been a rough year all around Not only am I trying to rebuild the relationship with my son Read more Parenting My Son with Bipolar I m Sorry By Julie Joyce December 15 2015 12 58 pm I m Sorry Two little words that can really be effective in a relationship but only if the person saying it really means it Living with Read more The journey to seeking treatment for my sons illness By Julie Joyce November 30 2015 12 01 am It took me 5 years to get my son properly diagnosed and that was fifteen years ago It baffles me that parents are still going Read more Parenting My Son With Bipolar Loving Unconditionally By Julie Joyce November 16 2015 9 14 am Recently I had someone close to me break my trust and I was immensely hurt by it This wasn t the first time this year I Read more Bipolar Disorder a Parent s Perspective The Mask of a Smile By Julie Joyce October 19 2015 8 57

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