Bipolar Disorder

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Living With Bipolar Disorder

December 26, 2015

 As a person living with bipolar disorder, every day I hear a lot of people say things about my disease that are wrong and sometimes hurtful. Sometimes the hurt is personal, like when people don’t know that I have bipolar and they say something insensitive. Sometimes the hurt is universal, like I feel bad that […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Bipolar Symptoms

December 25, 2015

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disease has a serious impact on the life of the sufferer as well as those closest to them. The person suffering can need intense attention from their family, psychiatrist, physicians, close friends, and supportive networks. If you know someone who is suffering from a bipolar disease then you already know the effects […]

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5 Tips for Talking to Nosy Relatives About Your Mental Illness

December 25, 2015

The holidays are a time where relatives often come together, whether for good or for ill. And for those of us who are ill, it can sometimes contribute to that part of our lives. Family support is important, but when your relatives won’t stop asking questions or offering unnecessary advice, it can get overwhelming. Here’s […]

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Artist Suffering From Anxiety Shows What Mental Illnesses Would Look Like as Monsters

December 24, 2015

Let’s be honest: mental illness is not a conversation topic people want to address. If someone gets cancer, undergoes a heart transplant, or falls sick with the flu, people see it, understand it, emphasize with it, and are compassionate. Yet when someone has a mental illness, people don’t “get it.” Illustrator Toby Allen wishes to […]

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What Demi Lovato Wishes People Understood About Bipolar Disorder

December 24, 2015

Bipolar disorder is “not just something where you’re just all over the place with your emotions,” Demi Lovato says. Demi Lovato is a platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter, actress, and former Disney star. She’s also outspoken about her diagnosis with bipolar disorder in 2011, and the fact that she lives with and manages her condition every […]

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Why We Need To Talk About Bipolar Disorder , Depression , Anxiety

December 24, 2015

You would be surprised to know how many people battle mental illness, and some people don’t acknowledge or know they have it. Mental Illness ranges from anxiety, to depression, to bipolar disorder, to many others. So many people don’t talk about their mental illness disorder for 1 reason, the stigma. It’s crazy how many judgmental […]

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Why I Will Never Hide My Mental Illness And Neither Should Anyone – Its All About America times

December 23, 2015

The last about 8 years of my life has thrown some harsh curveballs. I’ve managed so far, The last 2 years has been one of the most challenging ive had to face. Dealing with death way too much, parents separating, witnessing trauma you name it. As a result i’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness […]

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Your Experience With Bipolar Disorder and Tell Us Why You Take Medication For Your Mental Health

December 23, 2015

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can cause dramatic shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is classified as a brain disorder by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), as research shows that the brain may function differently in people living with this illness. There […]

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Bipolar? Or Gifted? – The Modern Day Epidemic Of Medicated “Madness”

December 22, 2015

“Have I gone mad?” asked the Mad-Hatter. “I’m afraid so, you’re entirely bonkers”, Alice replied, “but I’ll tell you a secret… all the best people are.” The exchange above is from Lewis Carroll’s notorious fictional story, Alice in Wonderland, which in my professional opinion stands with more validity than today’s psychiatric and mental health paradigms. […]

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7 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Bipolar Disorder

December 21, 2015

Formerly called manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental illness where the sufferer goes through periods of elevated mood followed by periods of dark depression. This disorder affect 5.5 million adult Americans, or 2.6% of the population, yet it’s widely misunderstood. Here are seven of the most common misconceptions. 7. All sufferers make poor decisions. […]

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