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Black Bipolar Female

Black Bipolar Female

By Natasha Cobb
A Black woman explains her trials and successes living with bipolar disorder to her 19 year old niece. The age she was when she was first diagnosed.
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Keith's Visit
Keith, Aunt Sia's college roommate and friend, comes to visit her in the Girl Interrupted hospital.
05:53
June 24, 2022
People In Glass Houses
Aunt Sia has a doctor's appointment as part of her stay on the new unit.
06:52
June 14, 2022
The New Unit
Aunt Sia leaves the short term unit of the Girl Interrupted hospital for a new unit with a whole new level of freedom.
05:23
June 07, 2022
My Fellow Inpatients - Sam
Aunt Sia meets a fellow Harvard student in the Girl Interrupted hospital.
06:01
June 01, 2022
My Fellow Inpatients - Joan
Aunt Sia is taken out of her private room at the hospital and given a roommate.
06:04
May 22, 2022
My Fellow Inpatients - Mitch
Aunt Sia steals another patient's food in the hospital.
07:21
May 19, 2022
My Fellow Inpatients - Matthew
Aunt Sia meets someone undergoing ECT.
05:38
May 12, 2022
My Fellow Inpatients - Melissa
Aunt Sia begins to get to know some of the other patients on the Short Term Unit.  Melissa is a mother battling depression.
06:15
May 05, 2022
Sign In To Get Out
Aunt Sia reflects on admitting herself to a mental hospital.
06:03
April 28, 2022
My Day In Hospital Court
Aunt Sia reflects on the day she was almost committed to a mental hospital.
07:49
April 21, 2022
Ignorance Isn't Always Bliss
Aunt Sia describes how important other black women were to her recovery.
07:01
April 14, 2022
Thirst
Aunt Sia reflects on one of the major side effects from her psych meds.
06:45
April 07, 2022
Watch What You Say To Her - She's Bipolar
Aunt Sia address the fear people may have of her because she has bipolar disorder.
05:50
March 30, 2022
Smoke Break
Aunt Sia reflects on the freedoms she took for granted.
07:12
March 24, 2022
Therapy Not Required
Aunt Sia reflects on her last therapy appointment.
06:18
March 18, 2022
Are you alright?
Aunt Sia's brother, E, motivates her to return to Harvard.
06:19
March 11, 2022
Call Me Dick
Aunt Sia reflects on how she met her husband, Rich.
05:57
March 03, 2022
Dad's Visit
Aunt Sia remembers one of her Dad's visits to see her in the Girl Interrupted hospital.
06:59
February 25, 2022
Everybody Got Some Of That Bipolar In Them
Aunt Sia finds comfort in her mother's faith.
06:22
February 18, 2022
How You Get Sick Like That?
Aunt Sia reflects on the love and support she received from her older sister.
07:09
February 12, 2022
Don't Become A Doctor
Aunt Sia reflects on her personality type.
06:33
February 04, 2022
In The Mood
Aunt Sia reminisces about one of her favorite Harvard professors.
06:33
January 28, 2022
The Sting of Stigma
Aunt Sia confronts hatred directed towards her because she has a mental illness.
06:49
January 21, 2022
You Should Talk To Him
Aunt Sia reflects on why her love life never materialized.
06:28
January 13, 2022
All Your Dreams Still Come True
A sick young woman confides in Aunt Sia.
06:37
January 09, 2022
Discovering Remission
Aunt Sia reflects on how her remission started.
07:41
December 15, 2021
It Has Nothing To Do With Me
Aunt Sia reflects on when therapy works.
06:05
October 22, 2021
Love Is A Decision
Aunt Sia reflects on her love life.
04:43
August 11, 2021
Be Easy With Yourself
Aunt Sia forgives herself for her short comings.
05:23
August 11, 2021
There's No Such Thing As Being Left Behind
Aunt Sia reflects on finishing college.
05:51
August 11, 2021
The Real Human Superpower
Aunt Sia tackles her anger.
05:49
August 11, 2021
Remove Death As An Option
Aunt Sia is at a crossroads.
09:25
August 11, 2021
Just Because You're Crazy Doesn't Mean You're Crazy
Aunt Sia attempts to escape from the hospital.
07:57
August 11, 2021
Life Long Parole
Aunt Sia describes the routine needed to maintain her mental health.
07:00
August 11, 2021
Everyday Meds
Aunt Sia explains what remission means.
07:31
August 11, 2021
The Business of Mental Hospitals
Aunt Sia explains the most important things to know about mental hospitals.
09:24
August 10, 2021
Once Upon A Time
Sia begins to tell her story to her niece
10:45
August 09, 2021