Aug 03, 2015


Self-Help, Spanish Style: Growing Up in 12-Step Meetings, in English and en Español

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 I grew up in an Argentine-Italian family where liquor flowed and fighting was contagious. I thought drinking was “normal, part of our cultural tradition.” I never imagined we lived with a disease called alcoholism and that each of us – including the pets and the plants – were affected by the insanity. I wanted to hang a […]

Missing Mania [Column on Bipolar Disorder]

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Editor’s Note: This column focuses on bipolar disorder, as written by a Latina woman who wants to share her story and journey with bipolar disorder.  Previous columns are here, here and here.  Missing Mania* Usually at this point in time I’m up at 1 a.m., 2 a.m. jotting down ideas and feeling inspired.  Instead, I […]

Part III: My Journey to Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis: A Blessing in Disguise


Editor’s Note:  This is part III of a three part series under our “New Latina Voices” column.  Part I is HERE and Part II is HERE.   Baby on Board Many people cannot have children; I should have considered myself lucky. Most of the women I know who share the good news cry tears of happiness and […]

Part II: My Journey to Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis: A New Chapter – Washington, D.C.


Editor’s Note:  This is a 3-part series under our “New Latina Voices” column.  Click read Part I, click HERE. Part III will be published tomorrow. Part II: A New Chapter: Washington, D.C. After all of the hospital craziness, I was a mess!  My sister and her partner offered me a temporary home in their apartment; […]

My Journey to Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis


Part I: The Path to Diagnosis Editor’s Note:  This post is the first of a 3-part series on a Latina woman’s journey to bipolar disorder.  We thank the author for sharing this personal and powerful journey, and hope her story will empower, enlighten and bring hope to those who live with bipolar disorder or other […]

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