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Andrea Paquette / Bipolar Babe
7/11/2009 3:09:44 PM
This is a young woman who is making her mark on society. In a few short years, everyone will know of her and what is her mission in life. She wants to provide awareness about mental illness in hopes of eliminating stigma, discrimination and unwarranted fear against those who are inflicted.

She beieves that the changes will come with the next generation. Our children in elementaty school have not yet learnt hate, discrimination and fear. With Andrea's guiding hand, there certainly will be no ignorance.

Her idea is provide the facts amout mental illness and prove that there is nothing to fear. It is ok to have a friend with bipolar disorder, clinical depression or schizophrenia. This is a time in their life that they need real friends.

Mental illness is not much different than any other condition with the exception that it effects the brain rather than the heart, liver or kidneys. It is also an organ and sometimes things just don't work the way they are supposed to.

This is also true for other things like or computers, TVs or MP3 players. There is always something going wrong and medical problems happen to the human body. Just like any other condition, you go to the doctor, sometimes you are put on medication and life is better again. It is as simple as that.

Andrea wants others to know that mental illness is treatable and life can be very happy and you can still get married, have children and have a career. Everyone still remembers Jack Nickelson, Nurse Hatchet and The Chief from the movies, but that is not real life.

There are some cases when some lives were not quite as successful as others, especially those who are middle aged now. Treatment and services were inadequate when they were groing up and the subject was a closet issue that nobody talked about, never mind admitting that you too are mentaly ill. In those days, you were institutionalized for years or even decades and was heavily medicated in which some of the medicine had irreversible affects that caused permanent damage to other organs.

Andrea is changing all that and I thank my cereal (Lucky Charms) for that. If you do want to get an inside look at one personal case of Bipolar Disorder, check out, "The Peaceful Warrior: Memoirs of a Damaged Mind and Soul." trafford.com/06-1263

What happened in that book is exactly what Andrea is trying to stop from happening to anybody else. The fact is a whole life is possible to change with only one pill. From being dangerous to the public and himself he transformed back into a loving and caring husband again. There is treatment and people don't have to let mental illness control them anymore.

Andrea is a perfect example of how to grab life by the throat and live! I envy that wornan. She has strength, power and the will to do anything she sets her mind to. She accomplished more in the last five years that what in did in the last thirty-five. She is amazing.

If you want to talk to this wonderful woman, go to her website: www.bipolarbabe.com.


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More Blogs by Patrick Joesph Schnerch
• Book Rights for Sale - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Book Review / The Peaceful Warrior - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
• Book review / City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• Now you know - Sunday, September 19, 2010
• Facts that contribute to social degeneration - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Not enough - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Book Network - Saturday, September 04, 2010
• The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
• City of Gardens: Book review - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• City of Gardens: Victoria's Dirty Little Secret - Wednesday, November 18, 2009
• Link Exchange - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Edit - Sunday, October 25, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Excerpt - Tuesday, October 06, 2009
• The Invisible Society / October 19, 2009 - Monday, September 28, 2009
• New book / AWSOME!!! - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Life is Good! - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• Forum and Chat - Monday, August 24, 2009
• I Double Dog Gone Dare You to Read This! - Friday, August 21, 2009
• The Motive Behind West Coast Literary Productions - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
• Bipolar Babe / Inspiration - Monday, July 20, 2009
•  Andrea Paquette / Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 11, 2009  
• The Invisible Society Interviews - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 04, 2009
• Marketing "The City of Gardens Collection" - Saturday, June 27, 2009
• Field Work / Research / Victoria, BC - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection is Making its Mark - Friday, June 12, 2009
• Business is business... - Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Mental illness / Addiction/ Homelessness/ Victoria BC - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
• Book Series Going Political - Monday, June 01, 2009
• Book Research / The Invisible Society - Friday, May 29, 2009
• Book Research - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Mental illness, addiction and homelessness (Victoria, BC) - Friday, May 15, 2009
• Social Deterioration - Monday, May 11, 2009
• Show Time - Thursday, April 30, 2009
• The Forgotton, Lost and Neglected - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
• Faith In Action - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
• 2009 - 2014 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
• Marketing City of Gardens - Thursday, April 16, 2009
• Freedom Fighters Inc. - Monday, April 06, 2009
• Let There be Light / City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Allbooks Review City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Human Nature - Thursday, March 26, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection / Publicity Campaign - Monday, March 23, 2009
• Breaking the Silence - Saturday, March 21, 2009
• The Invisible Society - Victoria, BC - Monday, March 16, 2009
• City of Gardens: The Invisible Society - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
• Book Review / Melissa Levine - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Phase II / Publicity Campain - Friday, March 06, 2009
• Book Relase Up-date - Monday, March 02, 2009
• I Believe in Love! - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Special Request for Book From Mayor's Office - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Book Release / VHES Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• The Key to Success! - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
• City of Gardens Sparking Interest From the Media - Monday, February 16, 2009
• Victoria Human Exchange Society (VHES) - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
• Schnerch / March 1st, 2009 - Friday, February 06, 2009
• City of Gardens on the Fast Track - Saturday, January 31, 2009
• City of Gardens is Generating a Lot of Interest in Greater Victoria. - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
• All or Nothing! - Thursday, January 15, 2009
• City of Gardens / VHES / The Facts - Sunday, January 11, 2009
• January / February 500 Book Drive - Friday, January 02, 2009
• Mental illness, Addiction and Homelessness. - Monday, December 29, 2008
• Communtity Support / Local and Beyond - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
• B-POTSC 2009-2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2008
• Welcome Readers and Authors - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
• Book Series Designed for Charity - Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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