Guest Post: 7 Powerful Ways to Overcome Anxiety by Reena Goenka

Anxiety is the wave of emotions and physical responses you experience when you feel out of your comfort zone or when you feel threatened by a circumstance or person. Clammy hands, shortness of breath, and dizziness are common symptoms of panic along with a strong desire to escape. Sounding familiar? You are likely here reading these … Continue reading Guest Post: 7 Powerful Ways to Overcome Anxiety by Reena Goenka

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

How to Deal with Setbacks

Everyone has setbacks in life, but it is what we do with those setbacks that matter. We could just let them make us feel like a failure and prevent us from trying again. However, the best thing for our mental health is to not let them defeat us. When dealing with a mental illness, some … Continue reading How to Deal with Setbacks

Educational Material about Bipolar Disorder for World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is celebrated every year on March 30th in honor of Vincent Van Gogh's birthday. It is believed that he suffered from bipolar disorder. If you want to read more about it click here. Below are slides to a VIDEO that I prepared to help educate people about bipolar disorder. It includes how … Continue reading Educational Material about Bipolar Disorder for World Bipolar Day

How to Be and Stay Optimistic

It is easy, especially when you are depressed, to see the negative in pretty much everything. This is obviously not healthy. There are things you can do that takes care of your mental health and one of those things is to look at things optimistically. Here are some things you can do to stay mentally … Continue reading How to Be and Stay Optimistic

Guest Post: 21 Tips From a Therapist for Dating Someone With Depression by Lisa Batton

Picture Credit E-Counseling Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness. According to recent research, over 20% of people in the United States have experienced at least one episode of major depressive disorder in their lifetime. With symptoms including sadness, apathy, low energy, and reduced libido, it’s no wonder that depression can take a … Continue reading Guest Post: 21 Tips From a Therapist for Dating Someone With Depression by Lisa Batton

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 well. She has held down multiple jobs, owns her own house, and although she … Continue reading Therapy Tips for Bipolar Bandit