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1/ I would like to share my story of my #mentalillness (Bipolar Disorder II) and how I deal with it, to show that mental illness is everywhere, and that someone can have a mental illness and be successful. I hope this story can empower someone and help reduce the stigma.
2/ I am a successful PhD student in Chemistry. I am happy, I have travelled the world, I have lived abroad for a year, I am a varsity Squash athlete, I have a BSc in Biochemistry and a MSc in Chemistry. But my biggest success: doing all this while managing a mental illness.
3/ A few weeks ago, I woke up and it took me over an hour to get out of bed. After a day of achieving little at work, I went straight home. I did not feel like my usual after-work walk, I did not want to play squash, I did not want to read a book. I had no energy.
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As politicians are jockeying to save face with both their constituents and lobbyists, trading in the universally desired #MedicareForAll, for the #MedicareForMore slogan pushed by #neoliberals, I echo the words of my sister-in-arms @MuyMexi when I say the following; (1/X)
This should not be happening in the “greatest country in the world”. People should not be forced to choose between food and the table and insulin to treat their bodies for the food they are going to eat. #MedicareForAll removes that barrier for all people.
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I used to work for @Medtronic Diabetes Helpline, helping insulin patients troubleshoot their devices. One of the things I learned while working there is the extreme pain that #Diabetes patients have to subject themselves to, just to live a “Normal” life.
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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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