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Alicia’s Bipolar Story

IN THE May 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMental Health
SECTIONS

by Alicia Smith



For 34 years I was self-employed; working for a lunatic. I worked long, hard and successfully but used work as a way to “escape” my mental illness. Many years later I realized that work was my coping mechanism. Many people engage in drugs, sex, gambling, alcohol, cigarettes and other vices; my escape was work and sugar, my “drugs” of choice.

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