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.@lancsspectrum from @SpectrumCentre begins today's #TalkBD Live by speaking about how to know when substance use may be a problematic issue that requires some attention @CREST_BD
people with #bipolardisorder use substances for the same reasons as people in the general population do - to relax, to cope, to calm down #TalkBD @lancsspectrum
.@Victoria_BPP notes, however, that people with #bipolardisorder may also be using substances to regain or maintain elevated mood states - she views food a "substance" too #TalkBD
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1/ WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGER LANGUAGE, EVENTS or SITUATIONS
Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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Here's my latest* update to my vetted collection of Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness hashtags. Please share it!

Thank you :-) Graffiti background. Foreground in black letters on a  white background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”<br />
This collection is current as of 01.30.20, previous Twitter update 09.11.19.

There's a PDF version coming up this weekend, to be posted to my Kofi profile. I'll add the link toward the end when it goes up, after the questions, where you can also sign up for email updates.
This version has added

- community suggestions,
- mental health hashtags,
- Medical crowdfunding hashtags,
- and a section for cancer-related hashtags.
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@MayorAdler #Homeless fights everyday. Many are #MHMR & spend their mental checks on #drugs . They like this #lifestyle , & it's all by choice. All in the same boat #homeless,
#insecure , #depressed , #stressed , #bipolar , #schizophrenic ; plus, they're #smoking #K2. Their mind isn't right
@MayorAdler Those providing GOVERNMENT services to the homeless like failed accountability @caritasofaustin and those involved in what's dubbed the “ #HomelessIndustrialComplex ," are invested in hiding the truth.
@MayorAdler @caritasofaustin We must ask how misrepresenting or even lying about what is going on, on our streets, might benefit
some PEOPLE, some AGENCIES, or some SPECIAL INTERESTS.
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I had a follower DM me asking why I was excited and “Celebrating” having the Elite Title IX attorney’s following my story. Not wanting to get in an argument, I thanked her and said I would spend some time thinking about her question & send a message out in the group sharing my
perspective. My reasons are fairly simple! First, this group of attorneys, accused student warriors and their supportive family members following my #twitterfeed are amazing. This group together BLAZED a TRAIL & SHINED a LIGHT on #Colleges & #Universities denial of #DueProcess &
#UnFairHearings. #HigherEd Schools have been denying students #fundamentalfairness for years. So without these attorney’s, brave student warriors & supportive families determined to prove their #innocence there would be very little protections for me now as I take the next step
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Tomorrow marks my 6th week and final day in outpatient treatment for depression as part of my #bipolar disorder. It is also the day I start a new journal so I’m going to do a thread using a journal prompt, known as GLADS+1, that I was taught in treatment. (1/10)
G. I am GRATEFUL to have the resources (insurance, employment, family support) to have sought the help I needed during a really dark time in my life. (2/10)
L. I LEARNED that while I have a mental illness, it does not make me any less capable of thriving in this world. Getting on the right medication combination taught me a whole array of new emotions that I am learning not just to live with, but to love. (3/10)
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Here’s my latest update to the list of Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags.

- previous update 02.24.19 -

Please share it! Thank you. :-)

@ImageAltText Graffiti background. Foreground in white letters on a  red background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”
There will be a PDF version up for download on my Ko-fi, likely tomorrow morning. The link is at the end.
Hashtags For Personal Narratives.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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Between my normal depression/anxiety/bipolar, I was feeling really scary last month &went to my therapist. She said I'm most likely in a manic episode right now, which does explain the hysterical and extreme nature of how I'm feeling. She told me I probably have PPD on top. 😁👌
So, unfortunately, though what would be best for my mental state and reputation would be to stay home until it goes away, I work a lot these days and we need the money. Especially if I'm going to have to pay a psychologist to test me and a psychiatrist to medicate me. It's
frustrating and exhausting to say the least. I'm so tired. I don't sleep much anymore. I can't eat. Lost 30 pounds in two months with zero effort. Trust me, it doesn't sound good if you know how much more weight I can still lose. I'm officially on watch for my weight.
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On old maps, there are places labeled “Here Be Dragons” -- the unfamiliar, the unknown. As humans, our imagination spins fantasies to fill those empty spaces on the map and we are more likely to fill them with cautionary tales than with those of the fantastic.
1/5
Don’t do X – you don’t know what’s there; you might get lost, hurt, killed, or thousands of other things which are not pleasant.

But time passes, and as people explore, there are fewer and fewer dragons left on the map.
2/5
The unknown becomes familiar and now… we can see and interact with people and places on the other side of the world. The unknown is known and dragons and fear give way to understanding.
3/5
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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

Please share it. Thank you! :-) Light blue sand background has the # drawn in the sand to the right. The left side is blank. <br />
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At the bottom of the picture, text reads
Portable PDF version will appear on my Kofi in the next day or so.

Link: ko-fi.com/TinuWrites
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also helpful for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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Confessions of a bipolar professor (1/5): #hypomania sounds like it is a wonderful thing - increased energy fueling creativity and good times! What's not to like? But for me, I'm in the midst of dysmorphic hypomania. And it just plain sucks.

#bipolar #highered #AcademicTwitter
(2/5) my brain, which has been rigorously trained for decades, suddenly believes that 1 + 1 = blue. I know I am not thinking rationally, but my head is also telling me to do all sorts of crazy things!

#bipolar #hypomania #AcademicTwitter
(3/5) brain: let's destroy relationships! Let's yell at everybody and go down in the flames of angry glory! Let's run away and purchase a house in Spain! Let's be the worst version of ourself!

Rational brain: wait a second....

#bipolar #hypomania #AcademicTwitter
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I have spent the last few years trying to rethink #mhealth. As we work to lessen #stigma and fear I ask everyone to keep an open mind, give feedback, and join me as I delve into some unique hypotheses. 1/
This started with my sphere of mental health. (Pinned) . I don’t believe true “normal” exists and feel everyone has issues that fit within the sphere. A dx comes because of observations that are inherently flawed & variable due to relative perceptions. 2/
I use the word “flawed” because none of us can read minds, therefore, there is no objective way to truly know exactly what someone is going through or how extreme their suffering is. This is one reasons #mhealth pros have such a difficult job. 3/
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Here's my lastest update Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 10.17.18

Please share it.
I'll have a PDF version of this for download on my Ko-fi by this time tomorrow. Link at the end.
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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"Can #African clinics help decode #schizophrenia and #bipolar disorder by collecting #DNA from thousands of patients?"

Sounds like a job for Wojcicki sister #3, Janet, #Fulbright scholar. They were looking for ways to ~diversify~ their biobank! 🙄

wsj.com/articles/globa…
How Anne and Susan Wojcicki's parents raised the founder of 23andMe and the CEO of YouTube cnbc.com/2018/06/18/how…
Janet Wojcicki, Fulbright
Host Institution
University of Swaziland
cies.org/grantee/janet-…
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