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Summer 2018

bp Magazine
June 29, 2018

The ties that bind If relationship problems frequently tie you up in knots, you are not alone. We explore ways you can keep things together when your moods threaten to pull you and your loved ones apart. By Robin L. Flanigan   FEATURES Rocking steady with Ellen Forney bp Magazine columnist, Melody Moezzi, delves into...

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Spring 2018

bp Magazine
April 10, 2018

  Justin Peck: Taking the Wheel of his Bipolar He’s a fearless motorsport champion, entrepreneur, loving father and now author; but it’s his fierce drive in navigating the rocky road of mental health that makes him a true hero. By Linda Childers     FEATURES The enemy within: Tools to Stop Self-Sabotage You may not...

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Winter 2018

bp Magazine
January 4, 2018

  Get Your Hopes Up The belief that your life can and will get better is a vital part of recovery from bipolar disorder. Luckily, hope is a renewable resource. By Donna Jackel   Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Taking Wing Out of Bipolar Depression In the midst of bipolar depression, writing as a...

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Fall 2017

bp Magazine
October 5, 2017

  Bipolar Disorder and Grappling With Obsessive Thinking If you’re frequently entangled in obsessive thinking, you might be surprised to know you’re far from alone. We look at ways you can take charge when intrusive thoughts start to run amok. By Robin L. Flanigan     FEATURES Love and Bipolar: Real-Life Tips From Four Long-Term...

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Summer 2017

bp Magazine
July 11, 2017

  The ABCs of Disclosure in the Workplace If bipolar symptoms are putting your job at risk, it’s time to educate yourself about disability protections and what you do and don’t need to share about your diagnosis. By Stephanie Stephens     FEATURES A Safe Space—What To Know About Going To The Hospital Hospitalization: for...

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Spring 2017

bp Magazine
April 7, 2017

  Bipolar and Controlling Impulsivity Reckless actions are a common symptom of bipolar disorder, even outside of mania. Good coping tools can rein in impulsivity and prevent the negative consequences. By Robin L. Flanigan     FEATURES Impulsivity: What’s happening in the brain Scientists around the world are trying to understand the roots of impulsivity...

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Winter 2017

bp Magazine
January 3, 2017

  Conductor Ronald Braunstein—Making Music, Fighting Stigma Ronald Braunstein uses his experience with bipolar disorder to help other musicians with brain-based disorders find a safe place to create music with his Me2/Orchestra. By Robin L. Flanigan     FEATURES Getting a Grip on Mania Manic episodes in bipolar I play out differently for different people,...

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Fall 2016

bp Magazine
October 1, 2016

  Maria Bamford Turns Bipolar Into Funny Business In her stand-up, the comedian spoofs her diagnosis as “the new gladiator sandal.” She’s reaching new audiences with her Netflix series Lady Dynamite, normalizing topics like hospitalization. By Melody Moezzi     FEATURES Practically Positive: Transforming Your Negative Thinking Trapped in negative thinking? There’s more than one...

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Summer 2016

bp Magazine
July 1, 2016

Richard Dreyfuss—Brash, Bold and Proudly Bipolar The movie star speaks candidly on Hollywood greed, civics education, how living with bipolar disorder has been good for him, and why stigma is “stupid By Fergus Ewbank and Marianne Haynes     FEATURES The Sweethearts Deal: How To Keep Your Relationship Healthy Building a strong relationship takes work....

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Spring 2016

bp Magazine
April 10, 2016

  Olympic Runner, Suzy Favor Hamilton on Bipolar & Hypersexuality When manic behavior leads to public scandal, what then? For Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, a new mission to champion this message: “There is hope, and I’m living proof.” By Scott Pitoniak     FEATURES Handling Hypomania You’re peppy, more productive, the life of the...

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