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    You keep referring to a “disease,” but you don’t specify – is this bipolar disorder? Chronic depression?

    I really appreciate your honesty. I would love to have an offline conversation with you on this topic if you have time.

    Great post!

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  2. Kat French
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    Hey Betty,

    Thanks for the comment. In my case, it’s chronic depression. One doctor several years ago thought it was bipolar disorder, and I can understand how my high energy level when I’m healthy might seem like bipolar. But the medical consensus is depression with anxiety. From what I’ve read, the man who recently passed also had chronic depression and at least one previous suicide attempt.

    Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of stigma attached to any kind of mental illness. Especially if you’re in a highly public career field like social media, which often requires a public image of “success”–it can be really hard to admit.

    We’ll have to grab lunch sometime and talk. šŸ™‚

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  3. Lorraine
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    I believe with my whole heart that you have saved a life…perhaps several…with this video message.

    Blessings, my friend.

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  4. Kat French
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    Thanks, Lorraine. Last night, I found out that a friend in my small group had a family member commit suicide in the last few days as well. It’s so important for people who are struggling to seek help and treatment. If anything I write or say helps anyone, I’m wildly grateful.

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