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My family has gone through bad times because of bipolar disorder symptoms. Here's the reason why I share my experiences with bipolar,even if it is embarrassing.

Why I Don’t Hide My Experiences With Bipolar

It what seems ages ago, my husband and I went through a really rough patch known as hypomania. Actually, he loved it. It was me who was distraught and miserable. You see, while my husband had no problem finding like minded individuals online going through or having experienced the exact same phase of bipolar disorder as […] Read more…

Bipolar Depression : Do Labels Help?

We are a society that likes labels. We like to be able to put people in little boxes so that we can understand them and know how to interact with them. Conducive to society maybe but is that beneficial to the person being labelled? Is it productive for someone diagnosed with a mental illness? Do […] Read more…

5 Questions to test how serious you are about getting better and finding stability with bipolar disorder.

How Serious Are You About Your Bipolar And Getting Better?

Bipolar Disorder, just like any other disease, must take precedence in your life for you to be able to attain stability. That is not to say that if you eat right, get enough sleep and take your medications properly, you won’t have any relapses. Even when controlling all the triggers you can, you may still […] Read more…

All the medication, psychiatrist appointments, therapy and support won’t do a thing if the person with bipolar is not invested in their own treatment and recovery. But for the one suffering, it is very difficult for them to find a reason within themselves, to get better. As the spouse, you need to help them find their reason why.

How To Help Make Recovery The Goal For Your Bipolar Spouse

Bipolar is very difficult on family and friends. The mood swings from debilitating depressions to extreme manias can throw a whole home into a state of chaos. Everything revolves around the unwell person. Young children, no matter how much you try to shelter them from it, are deeply affected by an unstable environment. Sometimes in […] Read more…

In many ways, my marriage is no different than anyone else’s marriage. But living with someone that has a mental illness (bipolar) adds another element to the mix of usual. It can be very trying, exhausting and difficult.

Living And Thriving In A Bipolar Marriage

In many ways, my marriage is no different than anyone else’s marriage. This is the second marriage for both my husband and I. We both have children from previous marriages. We both have ex-spouses that are still involved in our lives on a daily basis. We have extended families with varied backgrounds, sprinkled all around […] Read more…

I do believe that cancer is accepted as an illness and spoken about openly and mental illness is not. But here is why I don't think you should compare mental illness and cancer.

Please Stop Comparing Mental Illness To Cancer

I have had something building up inside me for a weeks and I have to spill it. It was Mental Health Awareness Week around the world and everywhere I looked, someone was posting a statement about the “openness” of discussing cancer and the mental illness “stigma”. I am completely flabbergasted that even well known organizations […] Read more…

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