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I’m a 30-year-old married mother of the best 10 month old baby girl in the world. I have struggled with bipolar disorder for 16 years. It’s been much better in the last 4 years- thanks rehab! I don’t see myself as having a “mental illness,” or being an “addict.” I’m a complicated, labile, frequently anguished person whose friends and families lock up their pharmaceuticals when I come over. I am flawed, sometimes I struggle with pure id, but for the sake of my daughter, I do the next right thing…most of the time.

“When they ask you why this happened to them, you just say, there’s a lot of bad in us, but there’s good in us, too.”

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