Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here.

Bipolar Triggers

I have my bipolar quite under control, but I still have triggers that can set me off very easily. My triggers can be words, a song, treating me a certain way,and so forth. If you want to help those with mental illnesses, you should learn about triggers and how to spot them and what to do once a person has been set off by a trigger of theirs. 

“The mood swings of bipolar disorder can be profoundly destructive. Depression can make you isolate yourself from your friends and loved ones. You may find it impossible to get out of bed, let alone keep your job. During manic periods, you may be reckless and volatile.”

“Picking up the pieces after a mood episode can be hard. The people you need most — especially your friends and family — may be angry with you or reluctant to help.”

“The best way to avoid these mood episodes is to get treatment for bipolar disorder. But unfortunately, periods of hypomania, mania, or depression aren’t completely preventable. Even people who always take their medication and are careful with their health can still have mood swings from time to time.”

“That’s why it’s important to catch changes in your mood, energy levels, and sleeping patterns before they develop into something serious.”

Mood Swing Triggers in Bipolar Disorder

“At first, mood swings may take you by surprise if you have bipolar disorder. But over time, you might start to see patterns or signs that you’re entering a period of mania or depression. Aside from a shift in your mood, look for changes in your:”

  • Sleep patterns
  • Energy level
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Sex drive
  • Self-esteem
  • Concentration



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