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Update again on Alison - partial victory? by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This entry is guest-written by Adinah Caro-Greene On Friday, Alison had a neurosurgical consult.  She actually has two aneurysms, and they are going to operate.  Of co ... Read on »
Action Alert: Petition for Mental Health Systems Rights Advocate Alison Hymes by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Western State Hospital, Virginia Posted on  November 6, 2011  by  duanesherry Alison Hymes  has been a strong advocate for human rights in the m ... Read on »
Next Action Step by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This post is guest-written by Adinah Caro-Greene 510.495.7608 Alison Hymes, who I wrote about a couple days ago , is having a CAT scan at UVA hospital today.  U ... Read on »
Alison Hymes' condition is serious! She now has a brain aneurysm. by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The Friends and Supporters of Alison Hymes are reaching out to the media to bring light to her serious, life-threatening circumstances. Ms. Hymes spent years as a thera ... Read on »
Happy Halloween! by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I love Halloween! My friend Gianna Kali and I both decided to post this picture on our blogs today to celebrate the holiday and our mutual love of all things that ... Read on »
On My 4th Blogging Anniversary by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Last week was my blogging anniversary. Four years. Amazing. Four years! I made a little cupcake for myself, and blew out the candle. Then, between bites of decadent cho ... Read on »
Rerun:How I am staying alive while my brain is trying to kill me-part two by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder (This is part two to a piece I wrote back in January 2010. I'm not in this place now, but I have a real bad cold and some problems with my kidney meds, so I thought I w ... Read on »
Rerun:How I Stayed Alive While My Brain Was Trying To Kill Me by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder (I am working on two writing projects, and going through a blue patch. So I thought it would be time to repost an oldie but a goodie. This is an older piece, I am at p ... Read on »
For World Mental Health Day, On Finding Acceptance and Serenity by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder When I first started blogging, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I knew I had a story to tell, but then, doesn't everyone? I was frustrated and mad at the system, ... Read on »
Loneliness and Loss by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Last week, a friend of mine left. He had stayed with Holly and I for a fortnight, staying with me while I detoxed off Tramadol. I was feeling very very depressed, and d ... Read on »
For Mad Hatter's Day by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I want to thank Frank Blankenship over at Lunatic Fringe for this. I didn't know about Mad Hatter's Day and wanted to share this with my readers. Thank you Frank! Today ... Read on »
On Macs, Apple and Cats by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Steve Jobs is dead . The man who was the genius behind Apple, and gave me the best computers I ever had, a Preforma 575 bought in 1995, an iBook laptop bought ten year ... Read on »
Meet My Friend Miki Baker- The Award Winning Therapy Dog by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Miki Baker, the therapy dog I love dogs. I know it sounds silly, everyone thinks I'm a cat person but someday I would love to have a dog in my life. ... Read on »
Mental Disorders as Illustrated by Winnie the Pooh and his Friends by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is sort of a dark and  satirical  take on mental disorders by Winnie the Pooh and Friends .   The creator of these gifs is  Matth ... Read on »
Lost by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm sitting in my psychiatrist's office. It's on the clock, in her waiting room are another four clients and one irate rep from Big Pharma, with lots of samples of Cymb ... Read on »
On Cartman and Chronic Pain by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I haven't been able to sleep in over 24 hours. It's not a big deal, but for one thing. I'm in pain. Real pain. And other than crying into my pillow so my neighbor above ... Read on »
To Med or not To Med by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder That's the question. The rub is- what is the correct answer? Dave Stein in his blog posted that question yesterday. I've been thinking about this long and hard, an ... Read on »
Remembering 9-11 by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field, for the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say I will l ... Read on »
Break the Silence on Mental Illness-September 24 by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Today,  Shock Girl  tells us how we can break the silence on mental illness. Do your part to raise awareness. Please consider attending  this important event , on September ... Read on »
Encourage Yourself by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I want to thank Larry Drain at the Hopeworks Community for this one.  Find the bright spots in life.  Find the things that you do that work and do them more often. ... Read on »