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It April 28, 2017 | It is the loneliness I feel no matter how many people I surround myself with.  It is the attention I constantly seem to yearn for or need. It is the sadness I feel for what I feel like no reason. It is the emptiness yet the unmerciful amount of thoughts that rattle around my head all the time. It is not being able to categorize those thoughts. It is the putting myself down over and over as I don't feel worth. It.  It is the crazy energy I get at the end of a day....

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The Numbness Grainne Duffy April 5, 2017 Upon reading a previous blog of ours referencing The Black Dog, we received a private message on MySpace from Gráinne, a certified OG who is the backbone of some our photography shoots.   Anyway, she sent some of her photos she had made to portray the insentient beings we become when there's a Black Dog at the door, We think these photos will speak to many people that have been trapped/numbed. So here's Gráinne's statement, and photos of course:   The Numbness     Trapped with no escape and being bound. Falling into the rabbit hole having the darkness consume the light....

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Romanticising Mental Illness & The Black Dog Barking March 22, 2017 **Constructive Criticism with a nice little easter egg at the end     I've seen many trends come and go. Mullets, tramp stamps, DJ Rankin and Ugg boots. Still waiting on skinny jeans to disappear. Skinny jeans or my testicles, one of them will have to go.   At the risk of sounding old I've seen mental health progress through many stages or 'trends'.   Trendyness Stage 1: Marty Morrissey at a Tupac concert : When I was a young teenager I knew nothing of depression, but was depressed.   Trendyness Stage 2: Paying prostitutes...

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Snell - BPB Podcast - Mix February 9, 2017 Snell is our main Bear who's not only pretty good with helping around the BPB headquarters, he's a fucking out of this world DJ, as they say in China.. Everything he touches turns to gold, EVERYTHING. This golden mix features samples from celebrities to infomercials that convey the little voices in the back pf our heads, or just generally good Philosophies.    Put on a seatbelt and listen to this.  You can't take the mix two ways, it can speak to you, or you can dance to it.   ​   "So heres a...

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Bully January 2, 2017 I cant really remember the day I first found myself in a position where I felt like this big world would be better off without me but when it came, it took up a permanent place in my mind. When I was 17/18 it (depression) got to its worst and no matter where I was or what I was doing, it would just consume my every thought and even at the happiest times, even when I was having a laugh or looking like I couldn't possibly have a care in the world, I would be biting my lip to...

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Letter (Let Her) - Alexandra Sophie Day December 8, 2016       CW: Suicide, suicidal idealization, depression, dysphoria My name’s Alexandra Day and I’m a trans woman currently based in Wexford. I’m a 25-year-old media graduate who someday hopes to work in film and TV. I’d like to eventually work in either helping to create films or work in distribution but right now, I’m unemployed. I’m also going through my medical and social transition at the moment after finally coming out to my family three years ago. It’s an equally satisfying and frustrating experience with many highs but sometimes...

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND HOW I COPE WITH THEM…….. November 22, 2016 | Rian Murphy The human brain is the most complex, intricate and unexplainable thing in the entire universe. We know less about our own inner control tower than we do about the winds and tides, solar systems and Kim Kardashian’s sexual history. There’s your first problem right there. How can we fight an issue we don’t know enough about? I don’t know, but I think we can use similar tactics humans have used for thousands of years to solve these challenges. Support and sharing of information. When we lived...

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  Dr. Who? November 9, 2016 |     **Disclaimer** BPB do not condone illegal graffiti. Nor have they ever taken part in it. The Bipolarbears never even saw an illegal spray paint before. All this information was acquired tinternet. There are three types of art in the public space.  Street Art Bombing Happy Legal Graffiti 1. "Street Art is stencils, stickers and wheat-pasting amongst others thangs. The majority of Street Artists tend to think of themselves as quite political & educated. They rarely have much control over a can of spray paint but instead can project/print images, cut them out in the comfort of their...

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Goldfish & Chips This blogpost is not based solely on ADHD but concentrates (sorry:) on deteriorating attention spans and it's influence on your well-being.    Also, I'm evidently not a qualified psychiatrist, this is just opinions and experience and as no two people are the same, I am quite open to others experiences or different coping mechanisms.   There is an ADHD (attention defecit hyperactivity disorder) epidemic through-out the modernised world. I say modernised because it does not seem to effect the parts of the world with less money, technology and distractions.    ADHD has been the topic of much debate since it's 'induction' into the...

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Crybaby October 9, 2016 CRYBABY On average I probably cry once a day. Sometimes more, sometimes I take a couple of days off. As far back as I can remember I’ve always been a super sensitive soul and liable to burst into tears at any given moment. The cause could be something relatively serious (bees are dying/wtf am I doing with my life/will I ever own a home) or utterly ridiculous (you asked me the time in a weird tone of voice/I burnt my toast). Depending on my mood and anxiety levels it can take the tiniest thing to set...

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