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Incredible Bipolar Survival Story

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hi Friends. I told you last week that I had started a new website called "Breaking the Window" It's about helping people with mental illness and / or have suffered abuse. If we all work together we can kill stigma! I am looking regularly for Guest Authors to tell their story. The first Guest Author post was published today. It's an incredible story. I think you'll like it. It's by a young man named Miles Dillon. You can read his post at the link below. Please, friends, if you want to leave a comment, leave it in the space provided at the bottom of the post, and not here. If you leave it here, Miles will not get to see the comments.

Also, check out the updated Guest Post Guidelines, and submit your story. Or, ask your friends and family who may have stories to share if they would be interested in telling their story. Also, if you happen to know any people working in the fields of Mental Health or Abuse, I would love it if they would be asked to write a post as well. Thank you.

Here's the link to Miles story:

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKYCARLEY 2/20/2014 2:34PM

    Thank you so much GODSCHILDAMYB!

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GODSCHILDAMYB 2/20/2014 8:21AM

    Your site and Miles story will help so many. I read his story and it is incredible.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/15/2014 7:33PM

    Thanks LACEYKYLE. Hugs emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 2/15/2014 6:08PM

    Thank you Carley once again for your link. I left on comment for Dillon.


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SPARKYCARLEY 2/15/2014 3:27PM

    SINGINGLADY47 - Thank you so much for reading and for the reply. I so very much appreciate it. Thanks also for sharing. Keep strong and keep the faith. Many blessings to you. HUGS.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/15/2014 3:26PM

    LIVE_AMAZINGLY - Thank you for reading my work. Thanks also for your comments. I agree with you totally. Low-fat is not always good or healthy (especially for mental health issues)

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/15/2014 3:25PM

    Thank you for reading friends; and for signing up LADYVOLSFAN1954.

SPARKLISE - thank you for trying to leave a message. Sorry you couldn't figure it out. I wish they would make these things easier for people. You're not the first one who has said they can't figure out the comment system.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/15/2014 3:10PM

    Thanks for the link. I've commented and signed up.

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SPARKLISE 2/15/2014 3:05PM

    I tried to leave a message on his post,but I'm not sure if it worked.
I'm not very computer savvy and if its not simple like spark people, I'm lost. emoticon

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SWEET_ADELINE47 2/15/2014 12:35PM

    Carley, I was also diagnosed many many years ago with this disorder. I know that medication and therapy helps with the symptoms of this mental illness and thank you for this effort. And you may or may not believe me when I tell you that the Lord has taken this from me and I no longer suffer the horrible things that I once went through. I was angry, spent money I did not have, my manic episodes were not the up hyper kind, my were rage and violence, during the depressive times, I was self destructive as a very active cutter. A little over a year ago, I made a decision with prayer that I did not want to live that way anymore. I have told this story before and I ALWAYS tell people that they should never stop taking their medication without discussing it with their Psychiatrist. NEVER. But I weaned myself off all mental illness meds and I am no longer under the bondage of this mental illness. Sure, I have days of mild depression sometime, but that is normal. PLEASE DO NOT THINK THAT I AM TELLING PEOPLE TO STOP THEIR MEDS. I AM NOT AND NEVER WILL SAY THAT! I am only saying that the Lord has freed me from this and that medication is not always the only answer. I am so grateful for what you are doing to help these poor souls who are suffering miserably with this awful disorder. I just wanted to tell you MY story. God bless you. Judi emoticon

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 2/15/2014 12:31PM

    I looked at some of your other writing there, about low-fat foods making your symptoms worse. I was just reading last night that there area quite a number of mental and neurological conditions that are made worse by a low-fat diet. The brain needs the fat to function properly.

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