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    The Tick Bite That Almost Killed Me

    man in field

    The fever started on a Monday morning in June. By Friday, I woke up in a hospital bed with yellow skin, an inflamed liver, a dull pain in my stomach and a doctor offering me morphine

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    The Day I Tried to Kill Myself

    Jen James

    It was April 5, 1995. As the sun started to come up, I was still awake, beating myself up for the things I had done the night before

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    I Had No Idea My Symptoms Were Bipolar Disorder

    gabe howard

    In 2003, I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital with suicidal ideation, delusions, and depression – I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Even with that list of symptoms, the diagnosis surprised me

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    Continue Chemo or Stop Trying? How I Chose

    mark mooney

    My oncologist laid out my choices: Continue chemotherapy treatment, which could add three months to my life. Or do nothing, which would mean I would probably have nine to twelve months left. Maybe only six

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