Preventing the Seasonal Pattern of Depression

 Marking the transition from summer to winter, fall arrives with crisp days and colorful scenery. Meanwhile, as the seasons change, so often does our mood. We’re less active, more tired, and, as a result, more prone to feeling low. As daylight becomes shorter, the impact of changes in sunlight...

How to Keep Your Relationship Thriving With Bipolar Disorder

  Hope & Harmony HeadlinesSeptember 22, 2022  •  Volume 15, Issue 38 All romantic relationships present challenges, but when bipolar enters the scene, it can shake the foundation. Yet, by working together, you and your mate can protect the health of the partnership—for the long term. Extreme mood fluctuations...

Bipolar, Language, & Stigma: Can We Change the Narrative?

Education resolves ignorance and can overcome stigma, especially when it comes to brain-based health conditions like bipolar disorder. But what happens when the way we educate others is biased and flawed?   Bipolar Stigma & Education Lately, I’ve been taking stock of my own different perspectives on bipolar. I’m...

Dealing with Periods of Disability at Work with Bipolar Disorder

Regaining self-confidence—even when facing the most difficult bipolar symptoms—has been vital for me to meet the challenges of bipolar and recognize hidden opportunities. If video is not showing, click here Thriving—Not Just Surviving—with Bipolar Today I’m sharing some tips on how to thrive—not just survive, not just manage, not...

The Many Symptoms of Mania

Photo: The Good Brigade / DigitalVision via Getty Images Hope & Harmony HeadlinesSeptember 15, 2022  •  Volume 15, Issue 37 Inflated self-esteem. A decreased need for sleep. Inability to work or socialize in a functional way. Symptoms of mania can vary—and can vary from person to person. This variation...

Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety and General Anxiety Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in America. It is estimated that 40 million adults age 18 and older suffer from some form of anxiety, with women being twice as likely as men to be affected. Anxiety can manifest itself in a...

Anxiety Disorders: The Link Between Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder. They are characterized by feelings of anxiety, worry, and fear. These disorders can be mild, moderate, or severe. Anxiety disorders can also be short-term or long-term. There is a link between stress and anxiety disorder symptoms. Stressful life events...