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: 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

Guest Post: Mania-Going 120 in my Honda Accord by Bipolar Inferno (Chris G)

I am manic, I am energized and I am hyper focused. I am going 120 on the highway with no idea of how dangerous it was. I am confused and I have this dopamine buzz. Neurotransmitters flooding the receptors. Looking out where I was glazed eyes in a trance delusions flowing like water throughout my … Continue reading Guest Post: Mania-Going 120 in my Honda Accord by Bipolar Inferno (Chris G)

Accomplishment: A way out of Depression

Have you been putting something off because you are depressed? Have you been procrastinating because it is easier to stay in bed than take that first step forward in getting something done? Would accomplishing something feel better? When you are depressed it is easy to just put things off by just staying home or in … Continue reading Accomplishment: A way out of Depression

Revealing Letter to my High School Classmates regarding my Bipolar Disorder

Many of you probably know I did not graduate with you although I did go to MCS from 4th grade until part way into my junior year. I have no clue what people know about me or why I left, but feel like since I am turning 50 in a few days and i have … Continue reading Revealing Letter to my High School Classmates regarding my Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: Love in a Bipolar World by Rebecca

When you find that special person that you know you want to spend the rest of your life with, you have to consider a lot of factors.  If you are bipolar, the list of considerations changes quite a bit.  Should you tell that person up front?  Will it scare them away?  What if you don’t … Continue reading Guest Post: Love in a Bipolar World by Rebecca

Guest Post: Briefly Me by Scott Martin

    I'm Scott. I am 32 , from Lincolnshire Uk , Married  , 2 kids , a chef .. And one other major thing in my life .. Bipolar Disorder…      Have I always had bipolar disorder? Hmm... I don't know.  They says signs show from the ages of 18 -25 .. So … Continue reading Guest Post: Briefly Me by Scott Martin

Is it a Mental Illness or a Mental Disorder?

A few months ago, someone told me that autism was not a mental illness and that when people call it that, they are wrong. Today someone challenged me again that autism is not a  mental illness, but a mental disorder. Is having a mental illness such a bad thing? I have bipolar disorder and it definitely is not … Continue reading Is it a Mental Illness or a Mental Disorder?

Interesting Statistics about Bipolar Disorder

  VIDEO INTERESTING STATISTICS ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER People with bipolar disorder, on average, suffer 10 years before receiving treatment  and only 49% of bipolar individuals receive treatment. 1 The average age of American bipolar disorder onset is 25 years old 2 83% of bipolar cases are considered severe. 3 More than 66% of people with bipolar disorder have … Continue reading Interesting Statistics about Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Bandit’s Story

DEALING WITH DEPRESSION FOR THE FIRST TIME  I have written a brief story about my battle with my mental illness, but have decided to elaborate on it and break it down to focus on small parts of my life at a time. I hope that by writing these particular blogs I can help at least someone … Continue reading Bipolar Bandit’s Story

Guest Post: Bipolar 1 and Anxiety-A story by Jessica

Hi, I’m Jessica. I’m the girl that tries to open locked doors. I’m the girl that talks to herself not caring if anyone’s looking. I’m the weirdest person you will ever meet – true story. I’m the girl with bipolar 1. I also have problems with anxiety. (My blog)I thought I would give you a … Continue reading Guest Post: Bipolar 1 and Anxiety-A story by Jessica

Bipolar Bandit’s Story

My Story             (For a more detailed version of my story: Bipolar Bandit's Story More Detailed) My name is Michelle Clark and I started suffering from severe depression at the age of 13.  I would just cry and cry for no reason, could not concentrate or do simplest tasks like vacuuming.  I would … Continue reading Bipolar Bandit’s Story

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 14: Having My Own Place and the Beginning of My Career

After Erich's mom died and we were no longer engaged, I moved out.  By then, I was working at Disney World.  I could not get a job as a teacher. I loved working at Disney. It was fun and had so many benefits.  I ended up living with someone who worked at Disney who had … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 14: Having My Own Place and the Beginning of My Career

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 13: A New Start after Severe Manic and Depressive States

After spending awhile at my parent's house depressed, I was on my way back to Florida for a fresh start. There was apprehension and I am sure my parents wondered if this was the smartest thing to do, but that was where I could get my degree the quickest. My mom and I found a … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 13: A New Start after Severe Manic and Depressive States

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 10: Moving to Florida, Going to College and Working

I had worked several jobs in high school and college.  For the most part, having bipolar disorder did not affect my job performance too much until the year before I had to go on disability. When I first moved to Florida to finish up my college degree in teaching, I  started working at a movie … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 10: Moving to Florida, Going to College and Working

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 2: Continuing to Live with Depression

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided (Part 2): Continuing to Live with Depression After realizing that I had to accept that I was one of those “crazy” people, I had to start dealing with it. Of course, during these times of depression, I would have bouts where I was totally fine and was able to … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 2: Continuing to Live with Depression

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 1: Dealing with Depression for the First Time

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part One: Dealing with depression for the First time. I have written a brief story about my battle with my mental illness, but have decided to elaborate on it and break it down to focus on small parts of my life at a time. I hope that by writing … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 1: Dealing with Depression for the First Time

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 8: Relationship with another person with Bipolar Disorder

Note: This is not in sequential order from the other blog entries regarding my story. I started going to a bipolar support group.  This is where I met a friend named Erich.  We hit it off right away. It seemed like the others in the group were either drugged up with meds and/or very low … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 8: Relationship with another person with Bipolar Disorder

My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 15: Being Odd at the Second School I Taught At

I enjoyed teaching at the second school.  It often stressed me out, but for the most part I held it together.  There were days that I was depressed and it was really hard to go to work. I was on autopilot.  There were other days that I was able to use my hypo manic energy … Continue reading My Story with Bipolar Disorder Divided Part 15: Being Odd at the Second School I Taught At