The Secret Dual Lives of People Living With Mental Illness

This is a moving post… full article on website.

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Bipolar Article From Slate - Photography And Mental Illness

This is an interesting article written in  Slate Magazine about someone’s journey with mental illness through photographs. Please give it a read and share it.

By David Rosenberg

For many years, Liz Obert woke up, got dressed, went to work, and acted as if everything was fine. Once she returned home, however, she found herself lying around depressed, feeling hopeless and full of dread. Diagnosed in her early 20s with depression, Obert said she tried therapy and medication, but nothing seemed to work until around five years ago when a psychiatrist diagnosed her with bipolar II disorder and put her on mood stabilizers.

Although she’s had a few medication tweaks since then—“that’s kind of the life of someone who has bipolar”—Obert said she has for the most part been in a good place.

Obert feels the dual life she led for so long isn’t unique for people who suffer from…

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