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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more

Successful People with Mental Illness

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Several Years ago our NAMI friends came out with a poster “People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives” listing famous and successful people with mental illness. The idea was to increase public awareness of the contributions of people with mental illness. The poster was also a confirmation that people with mental illnesses could accomplish anything. … Read more

What Is Depression?

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from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness … Read more