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rTMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in Australian Public Health

rTMS Therapy has finally made it to Queensland to a Public Health Centre near me, and I thought I would share my experiences.  First off, Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation doesn’t seem to be a whole lot like my past experience

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Posted in bipolar, ECT, TMS

Trauma work, bipolar and thoughts of suicide or homicide

The complexity of living with bipolar II and having a career where there I am exposed to others’ trauma is a lively tightrope walk that involves honest self-reflection, exceptional supervision and surrender.  I know some things, but I am not

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Posted in bipolar, Mood, work

Trauma Work and Bipolar

Let’s be honest, many of us go into social services, social work, psychology, sociology, etc., to make sense of our own past.  It took me over 10 years to acknowledge this and attempt to make peace with it.  I’m not

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Posted in bipolar, work

Missing Work Due to Mental Illness

How can someone with mental illness become well-versed in their rights and possible accommodation options so that they don’t fear job loss every time they have a mental health time off? Check out this site specifically about how your mental

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Posted in Medical, Overall Health, work

Should I Disclose My Mental Illness?

There are varying sources of advice on whether or not to disclose a mental illness to family, friends, and employers.  I disclosed to my 2 closest family members – my husband and my mom nearly right away after my *final*

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Posted in Basics, bipolar, bipolar II, relationships, work

Bipolar 2 Symptoms That Don’t Make Sense

As always, I’m a person with lived experience and not a medical professional.  (Which I find is more often valuable for other folks, anyway).  Enjoy! The past couple of days I have been in my bed.  It has been a

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Posted in bipolar, Feelings, Mood

Famous Folks Fighting It – Stephen Fry, Robbie Williams?

Anyway, this documentary is entertaining and ideal to share with non-bipolar folks so they get a more realistic and less-freaked-out understanding of the disease.

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Posted in Resources