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Former Model Finds Beauty in Survival, Sanity, & Imperfections

bp Magazine
October 5, 2020

International fashion model, makeup artist to celebs, author, and advocate—Jacqueline Cioffa has done it all. She reflects on her unconventional journey and her struggle to put her life back together after a “manic breakdown.” Jacqueline Cioffa was an international model for 17 years and a makeup artist to celebrities before she turned to storytelling. A courageous and...

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Chess Moves: A “Life Master” Learns Life Lessons

bp Magazine
July 2, 2020

After a childhood shaped by mob violence, Troy Roberts funneled his creativity and intellect into the game of chess, becoming a Life Master while navigating the mood episodes of bipolar. Troy Roberts, 63, fended off his share of “checkmates” in life, emerging triumphant from a childhood shaped by the mob, violence, insecurity, and the “gift”...

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Michael Greenberg: A Father’s Perspective on the Reality & Richness of Bipolar

bp Magazine
May 6, 2020

With the re-release of his best-selling Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father’s Story of Love and Madness, Michael Greenberg updates and reflects upon his experiences parenting his daughter, who lives with bipolar. A best seller when it was first published in 2008, the memoir Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father’s Story of Love and Madness, by Michael...

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A bowl of vanilla yogurt sits on a tabletop. It has blueberries arranged in the shape of a smiley face on its surface. A woman's left hand cups the bowl while her right hand dips a spoon into the yogurt. Represents the benefits of probiotics in reducing inflammation and improving symptoms of mood disorders like bipolar.

The Promising Benefits of Probiotics for Bipolar

bp Magazine
March 24, 2020

There is emerging research into the role of probiotics—aka “good bacteria”—to help mood disorders. Given the connection between our brain and our gut microbiome, the microorganisms within probiotics can help heal the inflammation that causes harm to our health, including brain behavior and moods. Gut-Brain Connection Science has discovered our brains do not act independently....

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Tattoos Inspired by Mental Health Resilience

bp Magazine
March 20, 2020

Body art reminds us of our strength and courage when coping with life’s ups and downs, bringing visibility to the invisible: bipolar, anxiety, and depression. Here are five of the most common symbols illustrating that resilience. #1 The Semicolon ; The semicolon tattoo was popularized by Amy Bleuel, who founded Project Semicolon in 2013. Project Semicolon...

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A man retraces his footsteps in a big circle. Represents ruminating and obsessive thought loops with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression.

How to Stop Obsessive Thought Loops

bp Magazine
March 18, 2020

Ruminating over these uncertain times can put us at war with our thoughts to the point that they become intrusive. Whether your obsessive thoughts revolve around uncertain and exaggerated worries or a consuming project, the repetitive loops can make it difficult to focus, disrupt your sleep, and affect your daily behavior. Even during these troubling...

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