Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 4: How I deal with her Manic Episodes

Michelle has asked me to write about some times she was manic and how her dad and I had to bail her out. She said that there were so many that I could break them up.  I try to forget the bad things Michelle has done in the past while she was manic. In fact … Continue reading Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 4: How I deal with her Manic Episodes

My Pledge to Blog for Mental Health 2014

You may have noticed a logo on the right hand side of my page.  This means that I have "“pledged my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2014 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance … Continue reading My Pledge to Blog for Mental Health 2014

Tips For People with Bipolar Disorder To Get Through Thanksgiving and the Holidays

T= Decorating, Cooking, Shopping, Going to parties, and getting prepared to see family might trigger a mood swing. Be aware of this and try not to get overwhelmed. Take breaks and don't feel like you have to do everything. H= People with bipolar disorder can have a problem with excessive spending. Be aware of this … Continue reading Tips For People with Bipolar Disorder To Get Through Thanksgiving and the Holidays

Letters in words Manic Depression Describe words Mania and Depression ( now called Bipolar Disorder)

Bipolar Disorder was once called Manic Depression. This is an acronym describing manic depression. It includes many of the symptoms related to bipolar disorder/manic depression. Below is a picture describing bipolar disorder using the letters of manic depression as the starting letters.              CHECK OUT THE VIDEO i

25 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#5)

          I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. ~Patrick Henry If you're doing your best, you don't have time to worry about failure. ~Unknown When in doubt, take the next small step. ~Paul Coehlo Work for a cause not applause. Live life to express … Continue reading 25 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#5)

45 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#4)

       QUOTES: Forget yesterday. It has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow. You haven't met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift: today  ~Steve Maraboli The past should be a springboard not a hammock. ~Edmund Burke We all have big changes in our lives that are more or … Continue reading 45 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#4)

My Mom’s and My Recollection of my First Manic Episode

My Recollection: Starting at the age of 13, I started getting depressed for no reason for about two weeks at a time.  I saw a psychiatrist and was in a group with other teenagers who were having difficulty.  I was not put on medicine. The appointments with my psychiatrist did not help because I was … Continue reading My Mom’s and My Recollection of my First Manic Episode