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International Bipolar Foundation

by Muffy Walker



For some, the holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, gift giving, festive parties, shopping sprees, cookie exchanges, caroling and more. For others, the holidays are a lonely time, evidenced perhaps by the lack of all the joy experienced by others. For most though, the holidays are a time, good or bad, which can be filled with stress.

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by Muffy Walker




As the crisp autumn days get colder and shorter, we are reminded that the holidays are not far behind. For many, the holidays include travel plans. Whether it’s travel for a vacation or to visit friends and relatives, we can rest assured that accompanying stress will be part of the package. Regardless of your experience with travel, it is a different thing entirely when you add on a layer of anxiety-laced bipolar disorder.

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Siblings with Bipolar Disorder

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker




Do you find it difficult to talk with your children about their sibling’s mental illness? No matter what the age of the siblings, strange behaviors in their sister or brother can be very frightening. Some of us may plan to talk with our children about this important issue, but due to our own anxiety, we delay it. It may be uncomfortable talking about it, but don’t worry if you haven’t started yet, it’s never too late. Educate yourself about bipolar disorder so that you feel comfortable imparting information and help erase the stigma associated with myths and misinformation.

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The Highs & Lows of Spring

IN THE June 8 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker




In the northern hemisphere, spring, a season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth conjures up images of colorful flowers, blue, sunny skies, chirping birds and butterflies flitting about the tulip beds. Spring also means longer days with almost 12 glorious hours of daylight.

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Challenging Stigma

IN THE April 13 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker



Stigma, although powerful, does not have to be inevitable. Countries around the world are joining forces to combat stigma and its harmful effects. Anti-stigma campaigns, legislation, public education, mobilizing communities in anti-stigma efforts, and personal commitments to end stigma are all underway. Changing the belief systems of those who inflict stigma is only one aspect to producing change, the second of which is to challenge the internalized negative beliefs of the stigmatized.

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Stigma & Mental Illness

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker



Webster’s Dictionary defines stigma as “any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.”

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To Resolve or Not?

IN THE December 29 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker



As 2012 comes to an end, and a new year awaits, millions of us around the world will formulate our New Year’s resolutions. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, about 52% of Americans will make resolutions.

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Coping With the Holidays

IN THE November 24 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker




For some, the holiday season is a time filled with great joy, family gatherings, gift exchanges, and festive parties, but for others, it can be a time of stress, disappointment and loneliness. If you have a mental illness, the holidays may be especially unsettling, and in some cases, destabilizing.

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Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder

IN THE October 27 ISSUE

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by Muffy Walker




Founded by four mothers with children who have bipolar disorder, IBPF is a not for profit organization based in San Diego, CA and present in over 25 countries. The mission of IBPF is to fund scientific research; to enhance and promote care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education.

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