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Unread 09-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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I'm wondering what symbol others would choose for bipolar disorder. I have thought of a roller coaster - an infinite loop roller coaster. Or a mobius strip with exagerated curves that looked like a little roller coaster. I'm thinking of it as a charm or symbol on a t-shirt. If I ever made such a charm (I make jewelry) the proceeds would go to an organization that helps people with bipolar.
Am I just manic and thinking too much or am I on to something? What would your symbol be? At the very least, this could be a very interesting discussion.
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I would have to say a roller coaster would be the perfect symbol for BP. That's how I feel for the most part =/. And you're right,I think it makes for a perfect discussion where everyone can talk about how people can put their feelings into a symbol.
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I would say a white rose- yes it has many thorns but there's a certain beauty to it
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I like that symbol. Maybe I'll come up with one as creative as your's while I'm up all night again tongiht lol.
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I agree with both of those symbols... It is a rollercoaster full of thorns!

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I'm pretty bitter about my experiences with Bipolar. It was dormant (unexpressed) until another individual violated me. Since I am bitter, my symbol of choice would be a giant middle finger prominently displayed.

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How about a roller coaster through a field of rose bushes.
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Hey Tinker, I think you hit the nail on the head!!

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I like the rollercoaster going through thorns idea. It would translate well to a t-shirt.
I'm also pretty bitter about having this disorder. Mine originates from bad events as well. I don't know how much of my problem has to do with what happened & the resulting ptsd (I have that dx too) or how much it has to do w/ bipolar disorder. Where does one end and the other begin? But I'm thinking too much and I want to stay focused on a symbol.
The reason I thought of all this - about the symbol - was because my local bipolar peer group is having trouble - the organizer resigned and we are scrambling for funds to keep going. The ideas we had ranged from coming up w/ a symbol to holding a garage sale. No one has acted on anything yet. It's very frustrating. I'm afraid of losing my group.
I was looking at a design book for ideas and noticed that a mobius strip can look like an infinite rollercoaster. That's how this got started. I am appriciative (sp?) of everyone's response.
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