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SunFairy
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Why is it so easy for people to accept that someone has high blood pressure or cholestrol or diabetes, but the moment they hear "bipolar" or "depression" they look at you as if you're something the cat dragged in?  Don't they understand that blood pressure is an illness too?  Just like depression or bipolar.  And like blood pressure and diabetes, etc, there is help and treatment available for it.

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SunFairy

March 4, 2012 at 5:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter Guess
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i fully agree. the public still need much education but also need to hear the real stories of those with bipolar. on the other hand, there is still stigma and denial about mental illness, in general, and bipolar, in particular.

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warm greetings,

peter guess

March 4, 2012 at 6:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SunFairy
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People are so afraid to tell their stories.  'What will the people say....?'

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SunFairy

March 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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