VICTORIA MAXWELLBFA,BPP*

Mental Health Speaker, Actor, Writer

“Recovery shouldn’t be a possibility. It should be the expectation.” -Victoria Maxwell, Bi-Polar Princess

Blog

Jan 9 16

How Getting Naked Eased my Depression & my Life

Accepting the naked truth (that I was dealing with a psychiatric condition not just ‘mood swings’) helped me recover from bipolar disorder and recover my career.

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Dec 25 15

Yes, Victoria, there is a Sanity Clause

The Holiday Sanity Clause is thus: you have the right to say graciously ‘no’.

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Dec 19 15

Smoke and Mirrors

I recently discovered my incessant battle with food and eating has merely been a smoke screen for my generalized anxiety disorder. Now what?

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Dec 15 15

Caregiver Tips to Support Someone with Depression

What benefited me most when I was struggling and in particular pushing people (and their assistance) away? What worked I call “The Crazy Naked Truth” (TCNT).

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Dec 11 15

The Crazy Naked Truth

What benefited me most when I was struggling and in particular pushing people (and their assistance) away? What worked I call “The Crazy Naked Truth” (TCNT).

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Nov 13 15

The ‘Amnesia of Depression’

An odd phenomenon happens when I get depressed. I forget I was ever well. I forget I’ll come out the other side (I always do). I forget there even is another side. Because depression feels permanent.

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Nov 6 15

Flounder or Flourish – Guest Post by Catherine G. Lucas

Why do some people going through a mental health crisis flounder and others flourish? It’s all to do with the quality of support we get.

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Nov 4 15

Flounder or Flourish – Guest Post by Catherine Lucas

Why do some people going through a mental health crisis flounder and others flourish? It’s all to do with the quality of support we get.

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Oct 23 15

S.P.A.C.E.: How to Create Mental Health & Vibrant Wellness

The S.P.A.C.E. (Small Positive Actions have Cumulative Effect) phenomenon works every time.

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Oct 15 15

Please Don’t Tell Me I Just Have a Chemical Imbalance

This is what I’d like to ask of clinicians, doctors, and advocates for mental illness in general and bipolar disorder specifically: Please don’t tell me I just have a chemical imbalance. There is a whole lot more going on inside my mind and my relationships and my world than the balance of serotonin or dopamine or norepinephrine.

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