60 Mental Health Quotes #13

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55 Mental Health Quotes #12

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Realities of Depression

VIDEO I have not been blogging very much lately because frankly I just can't seem to get too many people to read my blogs eventhough I post them on all social media sites.The algorithms are awful. I do thank those of you who do follow my blogs. I appreciate it! I would greatly appreciate it … Continue reading Realities of Depression

Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

TikTok Video YouTube Video Infographic PSYCHOTHERAPY Cognitive-Behavioral Information Psychodynamic Information Humanistic Integrative/Holistic IPSRT (Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy) Information MEDICATIONS Antipsychotics Antipsychotics A–Z Information Mood Stabilizers Information Benzodiazepines Anti-Depressants Anti-Convulsants (Others not listed) LIFESTYLE CHANGES Exercise Healthy Diet Avoid Unhealthy Relationships No smoking or drugs Sleep Regularly Minimize Stress SUPPORT Family Friends Peers Support Groups … Continue reading Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: Resiliency When Dealing With Bipolar Disorder by Christine

We, the mentally ill, have amazingly strong shock absorbers. An individual needs to be very resilient when dealing with bipolar disorder. Currently, I am experiencing a mixed episode which means I shift back and forth between mania and depression. This can be charted by hours or days. I stay connected to my psychiatrist and therapist … Continue reading Guest Post: Resiliency When Dealing With Bipolar Disorder by Christine

Guest Post: Physical Training and Mental Health by Mind Muscle Pro

Wellness is not limited to physical training but that’s where my journey began. For most of my life I’ve grappled with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. My journey included multiple suicide attempts, repeated hospitalizations, and many failed attempts to treat my illness with various medications. I consistently self-medicated with drugs and alcohol and secretly lived … Continue reading Guest Post: Physical Training and Mental Health by Mind Muscle Pro

75 Mental Health Quotes #11

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Guest Post: PTSD vs C-PTSD by APN Lodge

After a few years of unprecedented stress, many of us are struggling to cope. Whether you've had a PTSD or C-PTSD diagnosis in the past and it's being exacerbated by the pandemic, or you're just starting to take a closer look at your mental health symptoms, we can all benefit from more support and greater … Continue reading Guest Post: PTSD vs C-PTSD by APN Lodge

Guest Post: Gaslighting and Insecurities in a Relationship by Amber Weiss, LMHC, Founder of Transformative Mindset

Romantic relationships can come with many highs and lows. You can oscillate between feeling very confident and then insecure. Insecurities can come from unresolved internal issues, such as low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, trauma, and general anxiety. When these issues are not dealt with, they can topple over into your relationships. Insecurities in your relationship … Continue reading Guest Post: Gaslighting and Insecurities in a Relationship by Amber Weiss, LMHC, Founder of Transformative Mindset

Guest Post: Interview with Producers of Spiral- Bipolar Documentary

Who are you? Randall: I'm Randall Scott White, I was married to a wonderful woman named Michelle who fell ill over time from bipolar disorder that went undiagnosed until it was too late.  Jennifer: I'm Jennifer Hutchins, the producer. I met Randall in Austin in late 2019 and he showed me over a decade of home video … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Producers of Spiral- Bipolar Documentary

Guest Post: Helping and Compassion Fatigue by Thomas R. Metzinger, LCSW, CCHt (USMC Veteran)

When handling trauma, therapists, counselors, health professionals, caregivers, and others that are helping, seek to understand the person, get a pulse on the crisis, engage in triaging the most devastating issues, and offer interventions that help to restore, or create in some cases, stability.  None of these previously stated tasks are easy.  In fact, the … Continue reading Guest Post: Helping and Compassion Fatigue by Thomas R. Metzinger, LCSW, CCHt (USMC Veteran)

Guest Post: Bulimia Nervosa Defined by Emma

Bulimia Nervosa is really difficult to define and has been for years. It dates back in history and was originally classed as an 'ominous variant' (whatever that means) of Anorexia Nervosa. This link to Anorexia Nervosa I do think is important, however, because a lot of people assume Bulimia to be a case of uncontrolled … Continue reading Guest Post: Bulimia Nervosa Defined by Emma

Guest Post: Interview with Carolyn Skowron, Author of Unbreakable: Breaking the Silence, Finding my Voice, Sharing my Story 

How did you get through the most depressing times?I think having support and love from friends and family is so important in going through hard times. My best friend in the entire world is the reason I am here today. Everyone needs support and someone to talk to regardless of it being friends, family, significant … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Carolyn Skowron, Author of Unbreakable: Breaking the Silence, Finding my Voice, Sharing my Story 

Guest Post: Setting Boundaries by Breakdown Club

Setting Boundaries Boundaries are a way of taking care of ourselves. When you understand how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, you can avoid the feelings of resentment, disappointment, and anger that build up when limits have been pushed. If you’re not sure how to go about creating boundaries or effectively uphold existing ones, then … Continue reading Guest Post: Setting Boundaries by Breakdown Club

Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Bedlam and Tea Tony Abbs

1. What is one of the hardest aspects of having Bipolar?The alienation and rejection that is often felt from society leaves me feeling shameful for having a mental disorder. The ignorance and lack of empathy from society can compound my progress due to the negative responses I may feel towards their lack of understanding. 2. … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Bedlam and Tea Tony Abbs

Guest Post: Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: Seasons Change by Shannon Mick

Never lose hope because things can change. Circumstances and situations change, sometimes in the blink of an eye and sometimes over a few years. I like spending time outdoors, so I think of change as weather patterns and seasons. Using this as a metaphor, we dress appropriately for the daily weather and for each season, … Continue reading Guest Post: Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: Seasons Change by Shannon Mick

Guest Post: Why Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is So Tough by G. Alex Patten, MD

Since its original description over 160 years ago, Bipolar Disorder has been a tough diagnosis to make accurately. At different times called “circular insanity,” “manic depressive psychosis,” and “manic depression,” Bipolar Disorder was not officially recognized as a standalone mental illness until 1980. Now we know that Bipolar Disorder is actually a group of four … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is So Tough by G. Alex Patten, MD

Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Bandit's Story My mom wrote these: (Click on title to be brought to the article.) Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the family. Part 2: Trying to Figure out What was Wrong with my Daughter Part 3: My Daughter’s Diagnosis and my Reaction HOW I DEAL WITH HER MANIC EPISODES Part 5: The next Manic … Continue reading Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: A Letter To Police Officers Regarding the Mentally Ill by Nancy Boucher

I have learned these lessons on the front lines as a Mom, and the road ahead in helping those in crisis with serious mental illness A person who has a serious mental illness and is in crisis may be experiencing paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and be feeling threatened and fearful. Their brain is not functioning normally. … Continue reading Guest Post: A Letter To Police Officers Regarding the Mentally Ill by Nancy Boucher