Monthly Archives: May 2017

What Happens after you have been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

For some people, it is a relief when they find out that there is a name for something they have been enduring sometimes for years.  Unfortunately, due to the stigma attached to mental illness, some people feel ashamed or don’t … Continue reading

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What needs to Change in the Mental Health System

I posed this question in honor of Mental Health Month in my Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses group and FB page Mental Health Advocates.  Here are some answers (anonymously): Health care coverage, insurance! More people working the field that … Continue reading

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What the World Looks Like when You have Bipolar Disorder

I am not going to sugar coat this. Sometimes, the world can look very dim. However, sometimes it can look wonderful too. When it does look dim is during the deep depressions that come along with this disease also called … Continue reading

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Therapy Tips for Bipolar Bandit

I have been seeing Michelle for over a year now and she wanted me to share some tips that I have given her to better help manage her bipolar disorder.  All in all, she copes with her bipolar disorder very … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Why it’s Important to Talk to your Children about Mental Illness by Sherry: POSSIBLE TRIGGER

It’s  important to teach teenagers who aren’t having any problems at all what mental illness can look like when it first starts? Some of the signs: Moods that are extreme and don’t match the circumstances Moods that shift quickly Pervasive thoughts … Continue reading

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