We are a society that likes labels. We like to be able to put people in little boxes so that we can understand them and know how to interact with them. Conducive to society maybe but is that beneficial to the person being labelled? Is it productive for someone diagnosed with a mental illness? Do … Continue reading Bipolar Depression : Do Labels Help?
Nearly 6 million people in the United States have bipolar disorder, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. That is an incredibly large number of people struggling with unexpected highs and lows. All undercover, more or less because their disease is not easily recognizable to the outside world. Stability for bipolar sufferers can be … Continue reading How To Track Mood Swings Using A Bullet Journal
Bipolar Disorder, just like any other disease, must take precedence in your life for you to be able to attain stability. That is not to say that if you eat right, get enough sleep and take your medications properly, you won’t have any relapses. Even when controlling all the triggers you can, you may still … Continue reading How Serious Are You About Your Bipolar And Getting Better?
Statistically speaking, the odds are stacked against you. In the United States and Canada, at least 40 percent of all marriages fail. But the statistics for marriages involving a person who has bipolar disorder are especially sobering—an estimated 90 percent of these end in divorce, according to a November 2003 article, “Managing Bipolar Disorder,” in … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: The Financial Burden
It is a very personal choice to “come out” with your bipolar diagnosis at work. Hopefully, it is a decision you can make and not forced upon you by having to explain huge gaps in attendance or workplace incidents. If the decision is yours to make, do not take it lightly. Consider all the pros … Continue reading 5 Workplace Accommodations For Bipolar People
Bipolar is very difficult on family and friends. The mood swings from debilitating depressions to extreme manias can throw a whole home into a state of chaos. Everything revolves around the unwell person. Young children, no matter how much you try to shelter them from it, are deeply affected by an unstable environment. Sometimes in … Continue reading How To Help Make Recovery The Goal For Your Bipolar Spouse
"Hi. My name is Rob and I’m Bipolar.” My husband has bipolar disorder. It is no secret to his family, friends or co-workers. He is the one that openly declares his illness and claims it as his own. He doesn’t say he has. He says he is. Honestly, I believe it is this realization and … Continue reading Dealing With Dual Diagnosis : Bipolar And Addiction