I grew up in a small town called Cashmere in Washington State. I will be graduating from Lewis-Clark State College in just a few weeks! I will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to spend my time hiking, mountain biking, skiing, waterskiing, fishing, and hunting.

Blogs and Articles

3 Tools To Help You Make Tough Decisions For Your Wellbeing

Kea Paton
June 30, 2019

Tough decisions are challenging for anyone, let alone someone with bipolar disorder. But, rest easy––here are tips to help you through. Making decisions can be challenging for anyone, let alone someone with bipolar disorder. Specifically, it is extremely important to make the best decisions for your mental health needs. I’ve had a few instances where...

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5 Essential Tips For A Successful Psychiatrist Appointment

Kea Paton
June 17, 2019

Although it is a vital part of our management, seeing a psychiatrist can be intimidating. So it’s useful to plan ahead and examine how you can get the most value from your visit. When you’re feeling scared about an upcoming psychiatrist appointment, keep in mind that they are trained to HELP you. Here are five...

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TO LOVED ONES: Accepting That I Am ‘One’ With Bipolar

Kea Paton
May 26, 2019

If people can’t love and accept you for who you are–bipolar disorder diagnosis and all–then they are not the kind of people you need in your life. When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder my family was at a loss of what to do. No one in our immediate family has lived with any mental...

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After a Diagnosis, How to Move Past Helplessness Into Greener Pastures

Kea Paton
May 6, 2019

As cliche as it may sound, when a recent bipolar diagnosis makes you feel helpless, let optimism help you find hope on the path towards greener pastures. I’m sure the thought has gone through your head at least once: “Why me?” “Why was I burdened with this daunting disorder that I will have to live...

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