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    An_249521 posted:
    hello everyone.. new to this..hope to talk to others who knows how it is having bipolar.
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    jselleck responded:
    Hi, welcome to the board. Is there anything in particular you're having troubles with?? You'll find that this community is filled with loving caring people who are there for each other no matter what. Just watch out for snowy and cookie. They like to cause trouble whenever possible. For example, see post entitled "Boo". You'll see what I mean. They mean well, and are always good for a laugh. Any how, welcome, and anything we can do for you just ask. Oh, the board tends to slow down close to holidays and the week-end, so if you make a post near any of those times, don't be surprised if it takes a few days for someone to answer you. Good luck, and best wishes.

    ddnos responded:
    Hello and welecome to the board! I think you came to the right place if you want to talk with folks who know what it's like to have bipolar!

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    rayne5514 responded:
    Hi! I'm new too!
    slik_kitty replied to rayne5514's response:
    welcome to the board rayne!
    calwell1 replied to slik_kitty's response:
    I am also new. i could also use some advice. i have just been diagnosed bipolar. my life seems to be crashing before my eyes.
    slik_kitty replied to calwell1's response:
    welcome to the board. are you on meds? therapy can also help you deal with this. it isn't always easy and sometimes it takes a while to find the right meds, but it will get better.
    bpcookie responded:
    welcome to the community
    Please join my community called GRUMPY GROUPIES
    dibbits0530 responded:

    david here I come and go but always lurk.
    Take from each day, all that it offers you, return to it, nothing less than the very best that you can offer.

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