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Bipolar Depression : Do Labels Help?

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?

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There are many digital apps out there that help you keep track of mood swings. But even though that seems easy, to some it may still be too hard to keep up and all too easy to abandon. A bullet journal is a simple and easy method to try.

How To Track Mood Swings Using A Bullet Journal

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

5 Questions to test how serious you are about getting better and finding stability with bipolar disorder.

How Serious Are You About Your Bipolar And Getting Better?

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?

The following are part of my families' financial plan. Trust me from experience when I say that you will increase the chances of your marriage surviving if you can at the very least, minimize the financial consequences.

Bipolar Disorder: The Financial Burden

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.

5 Workplace Accommodations For Bipolar People

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

All the medication, psychiatrist appointments, therapy and support won’t do a thing if the person with bipolar is not invested in their own treatment and recovery. But for the one suffering, it is very difficult for them to find a reason within themselves, to get better. As the spouse, you need to help them find their reason why.

How To Help Make Recovery The Goal For Your Bipolar Spouse

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

Many people that have a mental illness have an addiction due to their need to self medicate. This is how my husband deals with his diagnosis of bipolar and being an alcoholic.

Dealing With Dual Diagnosis : Bipolar And Addiction

"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