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Daddy Daydreamer

Let's talk about mental illness

I'm no longer silent about bipolar disorder

Every year around this time, the Bell Let's Talk campaign is front and centre. I admire the spokespeople who share their personal stories in the hopes of raising awareness about mental illness.

I've blogged about depression, but something always held me back about bipolar disorder. Well, here it goes ...

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In my early twenties, I was . . .

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January 25, 2017

Failing as a teacher was one of my greatest life lessons

In dealing with depression, I have become a better, stronger person

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Teaching and parenting are very similar. Both involve educating children, and both require great patience. My first foray into teaching wasn’t successful, but it helped me become a stronger person and prepared me for eventual parenthood.

In May, 2000, I earned my teaching degree from the University of Ottawa. I white-knuckled . . .

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June 09, 2016

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