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July 4, 2008

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Credit Card Consolidation Speeds Freedom from Debt from Bipolar Disorder
by David Oliver
There's no question that many people dealing with bipolar disorder have unfortunately developed a tremendous amount of debt.

A patient's view of bipolar
Minnesota Public Radio
After being diagnosed with the most severe form of bipolar disorder, Marya Hornbacher chronicles her journey to accepting and managing her mental life.

Mother's mental illness diagnosed a decade ago
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sherri Love has a history of mental illness dating back more than a decade. The 47-year-old, on trial in District Court on charges she fatally stabbed her 7-year-old daughter, tried to kill herself multiple times and was diagnosed as bipolar, authorities said.

Video: Teens and Mental Illness
FOX 6 News San Diego
Hundreds of San Diegans gathered to learn more about being young and bipolar. Jenny Hamel has more. 6/25/08

Low-income individuals find refuge at complex
The Daily Texan
Jen Thompson lived on the streets of Austin for five years. The 37-year-old suffers from bipolar disorder, and drug and alcohol abuse have loosened her ties with friends and family. Thompson now pays less than $500 in rent for a spacious room and private bathroom with a clear view of downtown Austin and has access to self-help programs and a supportive community.

A contrite Margaret Trudeau talks frankly about her drinking and driving acquittal
The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News TORONTO
Two years after revealing her struggle with bipolar disorder, a straight-talking Margaret Trudeau brought her continued war against the stigma of mental illness to a Toronto audience Wednesday complete with a contrite explanation of her recent drinking and driving acquittal.

Trudeau says she 'shouldn't have got off' charge
Two years after revealing her struggle with bipolar disorder, a straight-talking Margaret Trudeau brought her continued war against the stigma of mental illness to a Toronto audience Wednesday. 'I shouldn't have got off.

I was over the limit,' says Margaret Trudeau
The Globe and Mail
In Toronto, the former wife of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau offers a contrite synopsis of her recent drinking and driving acquittal, and a candid examination of life with bipolar disorder.

Church response to the mentally ill
Marja Bergen, in her book Riding the Roller Coaster (Northstone, 1999) describes her experiences living with bipolar disorder. ...

man gets nearly 5 years for Bush threats
Pinkston told a federal judge in Tampa on Wednesday that he is HIV-positive and bipolar and has a substance abuse problem. He said he'd been taking drugs ...

Elusive world of Radha Mitchell
Courier Mail
THE world of Radha Mitchell is a bipolar one - and attempts to define the fascinating and talented Melbourne-born actor prove fruitless. ...

Writing for the love of it
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Her first novel, Emotional Geology, features a woman who is manic depressive and bipolar. It is not autobiographical - for ages, she debated over whether to ...

Spears and Federline heading to custody trial
CBS 5 - Green Bay
Federline was handed full custody of the boys after Spears was committed to a psychiatric facility to treat an alleged bipolar disorder following a ...

Police: At-Risk Rocklin Woman Missing
KCRA 3 Sacramento
A 47-year-old woman believed to be at-risk because of bipolar disorder disappeared earlier this month, Rocklin police say.

Drug ring member takes deal
Albany Times Union
Schenectady woman faces up to 5 years after admitting to possession
SCHENECTADY -- Misty Gallo, caught with a trunkload of heroin and cocaine that authorities say was to be distributed by a narcotics ring, pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday morning.Gallo, 23, of Schenectady, also told Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago she has a cocaine addiction and is on medication for bipolar ...

Mental health support groups
The Shamokin News-Item
Too often, mental illness can be an isolating experience for both families and individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic distress order or schizophrenia. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Susquehanna Valley (CSV), wants families and individuals to know they're not alone. The group offers ...

Improving Medical and Psychiatric Outcomes Among Individuals With ...
Psychiatric Services
OBJECTIVES: Comorbid medical conditions, notably cardiovascular disease, occur disproportionately among persons with bipolar disorder; yet the quality and ...

Factors Associated With Prospective Long-Term Treatment Adherence ...
Psychiatric Services
OBJECTIVE: Clinical characteristics, adverse effects of medication, and treatment attitudes have been associated with adherence in bipolar populations in ...

Love Found Guilty in Murdered Daughter Case
Sherri Love's attorney said his client is bipolar and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Her attorney also says Love has a history of suicide ...

Mom found guilty in death of daughter, attack on son
Las Vegas Review - Journal
They said Love's treatment at a hospital for alcohol addiction had exacerbated her bipolar condition and contributed to her attacking her children. ...

Writer, Interrupted
Twin Cities Planet By Hannah Dentinger,
Nationally acclaimed author Marya Hornbacher talks wtih Hannah Dentinger about her new memoir, "Madness: A Bipolar Life ...

Mt. Pleasant Center's history
The Morning Sun
This is the second part of a two-part series that takes an in-depth look at the last state institution for those who have developmental disabilities. Sarah Downing, 26, has severe behavioral problems. In addition to a developmental disability she has a bipolar diagnosis.

New Book Release About Downs Syndrome, Autistic Catatonia and ... (press release) - Levittown,NY,USA
A life story written by a parent of a child with Downs syndrome, autism, catatonia and bi polar disorder. Covering 22 years of his life, the book contains ...

No moral obligation to embrace mentally ill suitor - St. Petersburg,FL,USA By Carolyn Hax, Washington Post .
I was married for five years to a man with bipolar disorder, and my son is now married to a woman with chronic depression. ...

Neenah psychiatrist accused of sexual exploitation
Chicago Tribune - United States
Sixty-two-year-old Charles Morgan is accused of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman he was treating for bipolar disorder. The woman told police Morgan ...

Just when Marzilli thought it couldn't get worse
Wicked Local
Last month he checked into McLean hospital in Belmont and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to his lawyer, Terrence Kennedy.

New treatments for bipolar disorder will be highlighted in July 11 ...
U-M Health System News
For the 5.7 million Americans with bipolar disorder, finding effective treatments can pose a serious challenge. But recent research has shown promise for ...

Writer hopes to inspire peoples' mental health fight
Craegmoor News
Mr Magrs, who is a qualified teacher, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder eight years ago and recently won the Northern Writers Award from New Writing North ...

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