Helpful Things You Can Do When you are Manic

Things to Do When you are Manic

1. Make sure you take your medications  as prescribed.

2. Call your doctor and see if there is anything else you can be doing.

3. Make sure you get sleep every night.

4. Let your support system know you are having trouble.

5. Lay low and try to minimize the things you do even though your mania energy wants to save the world.

6. Don’t write any letters or make phone calls that you will regret later.

7. Journal

8. Exercise

9. Eat right- You often lose your appetite or are so busy that you forget to eat. However, make sure you eat.

10. Eating foods high in protein helps.

11. Play an instrument, draw, paint, participate in your favorite hobby.

12. Use breathing exercises, pray, or meditate to help you relax.

13. If you become a threat to yourself or others, seek medical attention. (Go to ER or at least call your doctor.)

14. Remember- Things will get better.

15. Remember- Usually the longer you are “high” the lower your low will get.  Do everything in your power to prevent sinking into a depression.

16. Take vitamins

17. Please feel free to add more things you do while manic that help.

About Michelle Clark Bipolar Bandit

I am a strong advocate for the mentally ill and have been since I was first approached by a lawyer in a psychiatric facility as a teenager. He wanted me to help him fight how the mentally ill are mistreated. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17 after a full blown manic episode. Before that, I suffered from debilitating depression for 4 years. My goals are to help others by sharing my story and providing tips to deal with mania and depression. I often write blogs related to advocating for people like myself. I want to encourage, inspire, and educate those with #bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses and also include inspirational #quotes. I founded the group Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses and the page Mental Health Advocates United and have several social media sites that are related to bipolar disorder and/or advocacy. If you are an advocate or would like to be, I hope you join our FB group: Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses
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5 Responses to Helpful Things You Can Do When you are Manic

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  2. Very nice and concise. All good suggestions.

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  4. decodingbipolar says:

    Great post!

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