May I Introduce Jon

May I Introduce Jon

Our fourth Mountain Democrat column has been published this year (October 27, 2014) ~ “May I Introduce Jon” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpt: “For the past 16 years many individuals have attended the Bipolar Insights classes and many have stood out due to their amazing and compelling stories. Allow me to share one story that touched my heart and is certain to impact you, as well. This is his first person story.“ Click here to read the rest of the column … Bipolar Insights: May I Introduce...

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Point A to Point B

Point A to Point B

Our third Mountain Democrat column has been published this year (July 28, 2014) ~ “Point A to Point B” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpt: “Why don’t you follow through with things that you start? If you would only listen, you wouldn’t have this problem. What are you going to do with your life? You will never change. How many times have you heard the sentences listed above uttered in reference to you? Were they family members or friends who felt compelled to give you unsolicited advice?“ Click here to read the rest of the column … Bipolar Insights: Point A to Point...

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What Does Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

What Does Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

Our second Mountain Democrat column has been published this year (April 28, 2014) ~ “What Does Bipolar Disorder Look Like?” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpt: “Before we look at what bipolar disorder looks like, let’s determine what it does not look like. Individuals with bipolar disorder do not drool, bang their heads against the wall or have a sign on their forehead that reads, “I am bipolar.” Such misconceptions need to be put to rest.“ Click here to read the rest of the column … Bipolar Insights: What Does Bipolar Disorder Look...

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Happy Last Year

Happy Last Year

Our first Mountain Democrat column has been published this year (January 27, 2014) ~ “Happy Last Year” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpts: “By now the excitement of a new year has diminished. We are falling back into our routines, the holidays have become a memory and our sight is now on the events of the days ahead. As the calendar year comes to a close, we often contemplate the future with the hope that it will be filled with successes and changes. I truly believe it would be more beneficial to look back at the old year.“ Click here to read the rest of the column … Bipolar Insights: Happy Last...

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The Family

The Family

Our fourth Mountain Democrat column has been published this year (November 1, 2013) ~ “The Family?” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpts: “AA family can be defined in the following way: “A group of people living together and functioning as a single household, usually consisting of parents and their children.” (Encarta Dictionary). I prefer this definition: “Families may span several generations, several households, and may change in response to life events such as divorce, remarriage and children leaving the parental home. It is sometimes easier to define a family not by what it looks like but by what it does — it cares, supports, protects and loves. Those are the characteristics that families have in common.” (Author unknown)“ Click here to read the rest of the story … Bipolar Insights: The...

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What am I to do?

What am I to do?

Our third Mountain Democrat column has been published this year (July 22, 2013) ~ “What am I to do?” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpts: “When any of us asks the age-old question, “What am I to do?” those words often echo throughout the room, bouncing back and forth filling us with confusion and fear. Each week I hear the cries of those who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder and/or their families asking what they should do. Each person involved in a crisis is afraid and feeling very alone.“ Click here to read the rest of the story … Bipolar Insights: What am I to...

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