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Welcome Our New Guest Blogger ~ Maricela, As She Shares Her Experiences With Bipolar and Meeting Britney Spears…

Maricela came onto our  Free Your Mind Radio Show and she impressed us so much with her past experiences with Bipolar Disorder and how she deals with her challenges and is leading the way for herself and others with her own successful recovery. She lives a very happy life now helping others that were in her shoes.  She [...]

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Mischelle, a client of the PEI Older program, works through her bipolar disorder

“Mischelle” is a client of the PEI Older program. She was hospitalized at age 74 with symptoms of mania. She has had Bipolar Disorder since her early 20′s, but has always managed her illness successfully and has never needed inpatient treatment. When I met Mischelle in the hospital she was very shaken that her illness [...]

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Mental illness patients persevere; Redding photo exhibit displays trials

Hanging in Grace Place Tea House & Gift Boutique in downtown Redding is a black-and-white portrait of Steve Keyser staring serenely at the camera, his hands together as though he’s praying. The photo, called “Namaste,” shows a jarring difference between Keyser today and the man he said he was two years ago. “I was in [...]

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Professional support at IMPACT helps Tara “quiet her brain”

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 Tara is a 40 year old, Caucasian female diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder and Polysubstance Dependence.  Tara has a traumatic history of victimization, self-injurious behavior and has been in and out of the criminal justice system.  When Tara came to the program, she had been living in a bathroom [...]

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Roxanne enters IMPACT program and maintains community placement

Roxanne is a 50 year old Caucasian female with an extensive history of hospitalizations and homelessness.  Her history includes diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.  Upon entry to the IMPACT program, she was considered one of the “highest utilizers” of hospitals and crisis houses in San Diego.  She also was unable to manage [...]

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Jose learns to accept his worth and control his anger

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Jose”- Jose came to the clinic following several years of not accessing services as an ex-gang member and someone who defined himself by his bipolar disorder, his paranoia and his physical health barriers. He had explosive anger in his beginning therapy sessions but over the past two years, he [...]

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Mental health help for Stockton area residents comes in many different forms

By Zachary K. Johnson Record Staff Writer November 01, 2011 12:00 AM STOCKTON – People suffering from anxiety, depression or more serious mental illnesses in San Joaquin County might not know where to find assistance, even if they recognized – or could accept – that they needed help. To bridge the gap between treatment and the [...]

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From Suicidal to Helping Others Now as a Counselor

As a child, I realized that at times my thoughts were abnormal; occasionally they were of a violent nature. As a teenager, I found myself overwhelmed by an uncontrollable rage that would just come and go. The family believed I just had anger problems and a bad temper, but it was more than that. At [...]

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