Self-Help is Vital for Recovery

Self-Help is Vital for Recovery

I am in charge of my well-being. That doesn’t mean I should go it alone. My stand on this is to handle all I can but not allow pride to stop me from asking for help when I need it. Sometimes, asking for help before we need it prevents our challenges from becoming...
Bipolar disorder and creativity

Bipolar disorder and creativity

Bipolar disorder defined my life as much as a wheelchair. Like so many others blessed by the curse of bipolar disorder, a.k.a. manic depression, prescription drugs did not help but left me feeling like my mind had been hijacked and was pulling me deeper into a...
Reintegration After Deployment

Reintegration After Deployment

One path to reintegration after deployment is through a garden. While working in my garden last fall I realized I hadn’t thought about Vietnam all day. The fresh air, sun and exercise were only part of the benefits. Providing a place where life could flourish...

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