Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder Facts and Statistics by Recovery Village

Previously known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that causes severe mood swings. Individuals living with this condition often alternate between mania (a euphoric, energized mood) and depression. These mood shifts occur throughout several weeks or months. Prevalence of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder affects about 2.8 percent of people living in the United States. Worldwide, … Continue reading Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder Facts and Statistics by Recovery Village

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Combat Depression by Ken

Feeling depressed can be debilitating. It can make you feel as if you are in a void. Covered by a cloud of darkness and surrounded by a wave of emptiness. What makes it all the more abhorrent is that you cannot always differentiate that thought process from real life. When I experience a depressed mood, … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Ways to Combat Depression by Ken

Guest Post: A Personal Story About Anxiety and Depression and How Science can be Used to Help with your Well-Being by Nicola

What Is Depression And Anxiety? Understanding The Science To Emotionally Regulate And Support Your General Wellbeing. Two words commonly expressed when discussing Mental Health. Yet are these merely normal emotions everyone feels on the emotional scale, and if so, how do you differentiate between feeling Depression (low mood) and Anxiety (nervous) to having disorders? As … Continue reading Guest Post: A Personal Story About Anxiety and Depression and How Science can be Used to Help with your Well-Being by Nicola

Answers to “What Do You Think The Biggest Problem Is With The Mental Health System?” by Mental Health Advocates

The question was asked in the Facebook Group Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses "What do you think the biggest problem with the mental health system is?" and these are the answers. The numbers next to the answers represent the amount of times someone liked the comment. Stigma 17Cant get a doctor when needed they … Continue reading Answers to “What Do You Think The Biggest Problem Is With The Mental Health System?” by Mental Health Advocates

Attention Mental Health Advocates: Let’s Color the World Green for World Mental Health Day on October 10th

Note Green is the Color for Mental Health World Mental Health Day is quickly approaching. This year, more than ever due to COVID, we need to make sure Mental Health is on everyone's minds. World Mental Health Day 2021- Theme - Mental Health in an Unequal World VIDEO Now is the time to get started! … Continue reading Attention Mental Health Advocates: Let’s Color the World Green for World Mental Health Day on October 10th

Guest Post: Interview with Author of “Mind Over! What’s the matter?” (His Story with Bipolar Disorder) by David Hamilton

David's book, an open and honest account about his struggles with bipolar disorder and his positive outlook, can be found for free on his website Let's Get GR8 Again. He is also on Twitter. Q: How did your journey start? A: My journey started away back on the 4th of February 2002. A period of … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Author of “Mind Over! What’s the matter?” (His Story with Bipolar Disorder) by David Hamilton

Ways to Know Your Mental Health Should Be a Concern and What to Do

This blog addresses more general mental health issues although it does include those for many mental illnesses too. Especially, after COVID, it is important to be looking out for the signs that yours or a family member's mental health is declining. There are things you can do to help (below) or seeing a therapist or … Continue reading Ways to Know Your Mental Health Should Be a Concern and What to Do

Guest Post: 6 Tips On How To Manage Bipolar Disorder In Your Life by Stan Popovich

It can be very challenging in dealing with bipolar disorder. Being bipolar can cause changes in your mood, energy levels, concentration, and your day-to-day activities. As a result, here are six tips on how to effectively deal with bipolar disorder in your life. 1. Learn about your situation: It is important to learn as much as … Continue reading Guest Post: 6 Tips On How To Manage Bipolar Disorder In Your Life by Stan Popovich

How a Daily Routine is Helping me with My Bipolar Disorder

I have been struggling with depression and or mania for almost 40 years now.  Every time I go through a manic cycle, I learn more and more. I learn things that will make it better the next time around.  About 3 months ago, I decided to work on my daily routine and can't believe how much it … Continue reading How a Daily Routine is Helping me with My Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: How I Overcame The Vicious Cycle of Worry by Stan

Do you ever get stuck in the vicious cycle of worry and fear in your life? As a published author of a managing fear book, I struggled with fear and anxiety for over 20 years.  Here is a brief summary of what I did to overcome the cycle of fear and anxiety in my life. … Continue reading Guest Post: How I Overcame The Vicious Cycle of Worry by Stan

Guest Post: PTSD, OCD and How I Took My Power Back by Caitlin

Hello! I am so happy to be here today to talk about my struggle with PTSD induced bipolar and clinical depression. Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Caitlin Lagnese and I am a stay at home mom and a mental health & wellness blogger based outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Simply put, I … Continue reading Guest Post: PTSD, OCD and How I Took My Power Back by Caitlin

Stressed? Try the Canva Code

If you have found this blog, WELCOME! I am MIchelle Lande Clark and have been blogging under the pseudonym "Bipolar Bandit" for 10 years. I have struggled with Bipolar 1 Disorder for 35 years. I am NOT trying to get you to buy anything. I aim to inspire, educate, and encourage those with mental illnesses. … Continue reading Stressed? Try the Canva Code

Guest Post: The Importance of Mental Health First Aid by Nicola

First aid is tending to an injury as it immediately occurs. First aid in Mental Health is more than simply being aware of the signs. It is acting on those moments examples, where an individual is experiencing a Panic Attack or is in a state of Crisis. Do you know how to respond, approach, and … Continue reading Guest Post: The Importance of Mental Health First Aid by Nicola

Guest Post: 6 Quick Tips for Building/Restoring Self-Esteem by Liz

Six practices I’ve adopted that have helped boost my self-esteem. 6 Quick Tips for Building/Restoring Self-Esteem: 1) Accept compliments. What do you do when you receive a compliment?  I hope you are able to accept and value those words, while also expressing genuine gratitude… I know, large order.  Unfortunately though, this is hard for a … Continue reading Guest Post: 6 Quick Tips for Building/Restoring Self-Esteem by Liz

Guest Post: Powerful Ways You Can Break The Stigma of Mental Illness by Lauren

Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness has been on my mind a lot lately. May is Mental Health Awareness Month! I thought this would be the perfect time to write a post about what you can do to help break the stigma of mental illness. The truth is mental illness is incredibly common. One in … Continue reading Guest Post: Powerful Ways You Can Break The Stigma of Mental Illness by Lauren

My Recent You Tube Videos: Please Help Me to Help Others and Check Them Out!

Note: I am trying to build a YouTube following and finding it very difficult. Please help me by liking and sharing. SUBSCRIBING would be so appreciated. I am hoping that my videos inspire, encourage, and educate others. If you have a YouTube channel you want me to subscribe to, please email me at BipolarBandit@gmail.com Inspirational … Continue reading My Recent You Tube Videos: Please Help Me to Help Others and Check Them Out!