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!

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Now what?

If you have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it could be a relief because you finally know there is a reason why you have been going through the things you have been.  You might have found out because you were admitted to the hospital for either suicidal thoughts, extreme depression, or a manic episode. … Continue reading I’ve Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Now what?

Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the family.

Let me first say that no one in  either my husband's or my family had ever shared information about  having a history of mental illness. At the time my daughter starting having difficulty, the stigma was still very negative and something kept secret for all concerned. This made it harder and cost us valuable time … Continue reading Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the family.

How to Help a Friend or a Loved one who has Bipolar Disorder

Finding out that someone you know has bipolar disorder can be a shocking thing.  If you truly care about the person, you will accept them for who they are and ask them to talk about their illness if they are willing to. Be prepared that they may not want to be around you when they … Continue reading How to Help a Friend or a Loved one who has Bipolar Disorder

How Do People with Bipolar Disorder Deal with Things They’ve Done While in a Manic Episode?

I have had several manic episodes in my life. Some of the things I have done, I don’t remember. However, I do remember bits and pieces of each manic episode.  Over time, it is easier to deal with them. I usually sink into a deep depression after my manic episodes so I keep focusing on … Continue reading How Do People with Bipolar Disorder Deal with Things They’ve Done While in a Manic Episode?

Suggestions: Feature Story by a Person with a Mental Illness

Tell your story Please know that I will be posting your story on my blog, FB page, Pinterest, and Twitter. Some people have asked me what they should write. Below are some suggestions, but you don't have to stick to this outline.  Be creative. Swearing or talking badly about another person by name will not … Continue reading Suggestions: Feature Story by a Person with a Mental Illness

Bipolar Disorder Defined by a Person with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder was once known as manic depression.  It's caused by a chemical imbalance. It is roller coaster of highs and lows. The highs being mania and the lows being depression.  Most people have experienced highs and lows in life, however someone with this mental illness usually have extreme highs and lows.  Oftentimes, medication is … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder Defined by a Person with Bipolar Disorder

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