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Photo taken by Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II two years ago. It threw her for a loop and disrupted her life in many ways. She is not where she expected to be, but can honestly say that she is finding peace about that. The peaks and valleys have taught her a lot about life, friends, family, and more importantly… herself. She’s adjusting to a new normal (or more accurately, lack thereof) and finding great release, support, and escape in the blogosphere.
About this photo: “Some of the best anti-depressants are living, breathing, and covered in fur. My dog, Bailey, is always ready to comfort me. I believe he does more for me than any medication ever could. That being said, I do not endorse adopting a dog and quitting your medications and talk therapy. Having them all, as well as a number of other supports, is the ultimate treatment plan. Thank you, Dr. Bailey!”