Tag: Bipolar

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...

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...

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...