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    1. Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

      Rep. Patrick Kennedy's release from drug rehab puts a spotlight on people who suffer from a trying combination of health problems: substance abuse and a mental health disorder. Kennedy -- the son of Sen. Edward Kennedy -- checked into a rehab clinic in May 2006 after a car accident near the U.S. Cap

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    2. Bipolar Disorder: Two-Sided Trouble

      At first glance, legendary music producer Phil Spector and Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins may seem to have little in common, but they both apparently struggle with bipolar disorder. Not that the condition has made the two celebrities behave in the same way. Robbins had reportedly been hospita

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    3. Bipolar Disorder In Kids

      Bipolar Disorder In Kids About 1% of children in the U.S. have bipolar disorder -- extreme changes in mood. Medication helps, but it can't teach children coping skills. Judith Lederman's son tried to jump off a pier in his first suicide attempt. He was 5 years old. "A psychologist said he was just t

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    4. Bipolar Disorder and Mental Illness: 3 Ways to Manage Stress

      Stress can make the symptoms of mental illness worse. Watch our expert share his top three tips on reducing stress in your life.

    5. Bipolar Disorder: Investigating Better Care

      The mood swings of bipolar disorder can be tough to treat. See how the cells in your nose might lead to better treatment.

    6. Bipolar Disorder: Tips for Family and Friends

      The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers these suggestions to families and friends on helping a loved one with bipolar disorder stick with treatment.

    7. Dealing With Mental Illness: Finding Support

      Dealing with a mental illness like bipolar disorder can make everyday life seem overwhelming. Watch how one mental health clubhouse helps people re-enter society.

    8. Coping With Mental Illness: Stop Stress From Building Up

      Worried that mounting stress will make symptoms of mental illness worse? Try these four strategies to keep stress from building up.

    9. When Bipolar Mania Gets Out of Control

      For many with bipolar disorder, there's a period of denial that mania -- the wonderful surge of energy and euphoria -- truly needs treatment.

    10. Stress and Mental Illness: Can Art Therapy Help?

      Along with medications to control mental illness, art therapy can boost your self-esteem. See how it works.

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