Bipolar Unscripted

The Bipolar Unscripted blog relates to all mental health issues including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction and all other mental problems. I created the e-bipolar unscripted blog to share my experiences with bipolar disorder and other mental illness problems including addiction. I want to share my thoughts and...

8 Common Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? There are a lot of misconceptions about bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes extreme highs and lows and changes in sleep, energy, thought, and behavior. Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depression, is a mental illness mood...

My Bipolar Life – My Daily Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

My Bipolar History We name is Kevin and I have bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1997 after I tried to un-alive myself. I was immediately committed to a state hospital where I stayed for two weeks and I was put on a medicine regimen that...

What is Anxiety Disorder and How is it Treated

What is Anxiety Disorder Anxiety disorders are severe mental illnesses that produce considerable worrying or fear, which does not go away, and can get worse over time. People with anxiety disorders often experience extreme, excessive, and constant worrying and fear in daily situations. When feelings of intense fear and...

The First Time I Was Committed to a State Hospital

The Beginning Unfortunately, I have been committed to a state hospital on three different occasions. But the first time was the worst for me. It all started in 1997 when I fell into a deep depression and decided that I didn’t want to live anymore. So I decided to...

Take a Minute to Reach Out

Researchers have found we appreciate when acquaintances touch base far more than expected. Brief, simple messages to someone with bipolar can be a mood-booster. The Importance of Support New research shows that we have no idea how much it means when we reach out casually—even by text—to someone we...

What to Pack for Psychiatric Hospitalization

Sometimes, bipolar mood episodes and symptoms require psychiatric hospitalization. Here’s what I found useful during my psychiatric hold and that helped me to cope and heal. Photo: BSIP/UIG / Collection Mix: Subjects via Getty Images Unprepared for Hospitalization Soon after we had moved, I found myself in an unexpected...

How Can I Manage My Seasonal Depression Disorder Without Medications

Seasonal Depression Disorder If you’re among the millions of Americans with seasonal depression disorder also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, summer depression, or seasonal depression, you may feel like your gloomier mood and lack of energy are out of your control. But there’s...

Setting Boundaries and Caring for Your Mind in a Difficult World

Tough News: Setting Boundaries and Caring for Your Mind in a Difficult World MHA Admin Fri, 06/24/2022 – 14:07 June 24, 2022 By Katie Lee, MHA Deputy Director of Communications I recently typed the biggest headline of the day into Google, and in less than a second, 52 million...