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ranaeicra:
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Sun, Mar. 6th, 2011 06:46 pm

 
 

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nichigi:
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Wed, Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:48 am

А люди тут есть? :) Иль засрать все можно?

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youveknown:
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Mon, May. 10th, 2010 12:26 am

Passing this along to any folks here who have a disability (blind or visual impairment, physical or mobility, learning, mental health-related, other non-apparent disability) or who are Deaf or hard of hearing AND interested in Fulbright, Peace Corps or other volunteer service, study abroad, overseas internships, language programs, or other international exchange programs. I know the organization sponsoring it, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange. They post stories written by/about people with disabilities who have returned from these sorts of programs (http://www.miusa.org/ncde/stories).

People in the U.S. disability and Deaf communities are invited for this half-day seminar and luncheon in Denver to discuss the ‘Who, What, Where and Why’ of international exchange, including overseas cultural, educational, professional and volunteer programs, for U.S. students, teachers, professionals and others with disabilities. Get tips for accommodation strategies, best practices, and other resources from a panel of international exchange alum who have disabilities.

  • When: Tuesday, July 13th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel   
  • Registration Deadline: June 21, 2010

This event is open only to U.S. citizens and residents of the U.S.

People with disabilities of all ages and disability types in the United States. Youth with disabilities are encouraged to attend! Scholarships and reduced rates available. Visit http://www.miusa.org/ncde/denver to learn more about the seminar and to register.

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goldispikes:
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bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Mon, Aug. 25th, 2008 01:22 pm

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=891c59b6-97f4-45b4-886b-7fcee77e0c8a

I'm trying to think of a way to talk about this without sounding whiny, but I don't think there is one. Here it is: it's not okay to have any type of mental difficulty if you work at a corporation. Even normal mood swings and/or personal crises aren't ok. You have to hide the way you feel, take time off or hide in the bathroom.

I've struggled with this myself. As a person diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there are times when I smile and joke, and there are times when I struggle just to be civil. My years of self-examination, acupuncture and a wide range of other therapies have helped me greatly. Most of the time, I can make my moods reasonably homogenous.

Even now, though, there are times when I just can't hack it. I simply don't see the possibility of joy, much less feel it. I can't disguise it. All I can do is be polite to people. I can't muster enthusiasm. I can't coo over their pets/baby/latest toy. 

And because of that, people at work have labeled me as "inconsistent". Oh, that Jane, you never know what you'll get with her. One day she's all smiles, and one day she's as cold as ice.

Should I have to apologize for the faulty wiring in my brain? Should I take zombie mood pills, for example? Should I be allowed to make decent money? 

From my perspective, I am forced by mental issues to behave as a normal human, ie. a being with moods. Check out this article to see what I am talking about: http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=tk1twsk466pmt0m7fj6py116kyc71fhv

I'd really like to know. Any input?

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spiral_meter:
bipolar_denver
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Wed, Sep. 19th, 2007 05:08 pm

i named my bicycle Rapid Cycle.

ha! and i laugh.

b

ps - i need more bipolar friends so check me out and befriend me if you feel like it. (comment if you do)

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spiral_meter:
bipolar_denver
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Wed, Sep. 12th, 2007 12:36 pm

hi. I'm Ben and I live on Capitol Hill and go to UCD. I'm 24 and an awesome person if you get to know me. there are some pictures of me on my profile but most of the rest of that crap is out of date.

I'm sick of looking for friends among hordes of "normals", so I thought I'd see if there are any abnormal bipolarish folks concentrated around here that I'm missing.

so say "hey" if you feel compelled to do so!

~ben

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spiral_meter:
bipolar_denver
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Fri, Feb. 16th, 2007 05:45 pm
im manic and my bathroom is clean.

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bipolar_denver
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Tue, Sep. 26th, 2006 11:29 am
has anyone had positive effects on their bipolar from studying Buddhism?

b

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bipolar_denver
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Mon, Sep. 25th, 2006 07:20 pm
i dont know about the rest of you. i can only speak for myself... but im really enjoying being depressed. im not agitated, i feel GENUINE. i feel like myself. hypomania is a facade. people around me are worried and think im depressed, but i honestly feel great.

im sure people will comment and say, “how can you say that? depression ruined my life!” yeah ok, me too, but i feel good right now.

b

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beaconeer:
bipolar_denver
Bipolar in Denver
Thu, Sep. 14th, 2006 10:01 pm

I thought it might be a good idea to compile a database of scholarships for the disabled, focusing on college students but not exclusively so. If you would like to be apart of this, either to supply information or to receive the final file, look up this post title on creactiv_voice for further instructions.

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