How do you differentiate “normal” feelings from “bipolar” feelings?

Is It Emotions Or Bipolar?

Mood swings for bipolar people can be very drastic and can occur as often as hourly, especially during relapses. When the emotions are extreme, it can be easy to associate them with the disorder. But what if they’re not polar? How do you differentiate “normal” feelings from “bipolar” feelings? It can be difficult to step … Continue reading Is It Emotions Or Bipolar?

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My mother's mental illness took everything. My family, my home, my friends, my future.

Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

It is a great honour to have the talented author, Lori Schafer share with you her thoughts and a brief excerpt from her book today on the blog as my guest blogger. I wish her great success with her memoir, On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental … Continue reading Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

It wasn't easy but I did manage to get my husband put in psychiatric hospital during a hyper manic, bipolar episode.

How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic Episode

Bipolar mania is devastating. It is physically and mentally draining on not only the patient but the entire circle of family and friends having to deal with the symptoms of a bipolar, hyper-manic episode which may include: High energy and impulsive, constant activity. High risk behaviour like speeding, gambling, using drugs, spending sprees and hypersexuality. … Continue reading How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic Episode

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