Tag Archives: mania

Is Bipolar Disorder for Everyone?

I have two main points to make. The first one is the one that aggravates me and I will tell you that sometimes it upsets people when I talk about it.  I think bipolar disorder is way over diagnosed and … Continue reading

Posted in bipolar disorder, mental health awareness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I have Bipolar Disorder: Am I a Failure?

It is easy to think of yourself as a failure when you are extremely depressed. You get into a slump where you think you are nothing, but your illness. You live secluded from the rest of the world and dig … Continue reading

Posted in bipolar disorder, mental health awareness, mental illness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Beware I am Manic

As part of my action plan, I always let the people who care about me know that I am seeing red flags and am concerned that I am getting manic.  This way they can be on the lookout and know … Continue reading

Posted in bipolar disorder, mental health awareness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in bipolar disorder, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Movies & TV Shows with Bipolar Disorder Characters

These movies and television shows are not in any particular order.  Some are fictional and other movies are more factual including some biographies.  Some of them do a better job of depicting someone who struggles with bipolar disorder.  Touched with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Types of Bipolar Disorder Infographic

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bipolar Disorder Signs & Symptoms Infographic

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bipolar Disorder and Self-Control

I am not sure if it is characteristic of other people with bipolar disorder, but I tend have  OCD tendencies.  I am not using that word loosely because I know that it bothers people (including myself)  when words like adhd, … Continue reading

Posted in mental illness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When Using Your Manic Energy Can Go Too Far

Do you know that feeling when you start feeling like you might be getting hypomanic? Do you know how when you feel thatway, you have all that excess energy?   You suddenly want to take on all the things you have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

How my Bipolar Disorder has gotten in the way

My parents have told me that ever since I was little, I was a fighter. I have never given up.  Although I have been in the darkest depressions and done so many things I have regretted when I was manic, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments