By Joe Panza, NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties
As I write this, we are just weeks away from Christmasóboth a joyous and stressful time of year. For those of us who struggle with bipolar disorder, the holidays can disrupt our routines and cause dramatic shifts in our moods. While some mood swings can be subtle, others are abrupt and hard to cope with. Regardless, the holiday season can pose some serious challenges. Read More!
By Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., Director, NAMI Child and Adolescent Action Center
The teen and young adult years are a time of rapid change. Most young people are moving toward independence and preparing to launch into the adult world with all of the challenges and excitement that it presents. Read More!
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