Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here. Written by a bipolar person themselves.

Bi-Polar Life

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This page is about Bipolar Disorder and ways that you can help yourself, friends, family, and loved ones get a better understanding of the disorder and learn ways to cope with the illness. Also, find out about how to stop bipolar stigma, and what you can do to prevent episodes and how to spot the signs. I made this page as a “how-to” for all my fellow bipolar sufferers, so they can have a page to go to and gain knowledge, and also learn to let go of guilt related to the disorder.

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Before You Meditate

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Everyone who is bipolar, & even if you’re not, read this before your next yoga, or meditation session!

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Sleep Pattern Change a Sign of Depression

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5 Rules for Bipolar Relationships

“Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by mood swings between depression and mania, resulting in extreme behaviors and emotional states. Mood swings can range in severity and have a significant impact on relationships, career, and daily life.”

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Bipolar and Mood Swings

“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 be may be reckless and volatile.”

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Bipolar Brain Scan Pie Chart

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Bipolar Patients

Two picture comparison of a normal brain, and a bipolar brain during a manic episode. This causes increased brain activity in the bipolar affective disorder brain scan, which is very visible and very real.

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Why is Bipolar a Stigma?

Fighting Stigma!

  • Read BOTH of these great articles about stigma and what is has to do with Bipolar, along with how to help stop stigma and ways to prevent it.

“Stigma is a negative view of a person based on something about him or her. Many illnesses get stigmatized—not just mental illness. People with cancer once had to cope with stigma. People with HIV or AIDS still cope with stigma, though there is less today than when the virus was first discovered. Stigma is unacceptable in any form.”

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13 Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

I know that there are lots and lots of symptoms that are associated with being bipolar, as well as, a lot of signs. Those two words together mean that there are so many signs that someone is in fact, bipolar. This is not always the case, so black and white, but all together, the signs and symptoms that you can research are in fact spot on, and I believe those signs are either there, or they’re not. I don’t see a whole lot of grey area for this topic. The point to all of this is that we all need to know the signs and symptoms, especially if you have a loved one with this disease. People’s lives can be as risk when it comes to ignoring those easy-to-read signs. Awareness, awareness, awareness!!! Share this with someone today and touch a life tomorrow!

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 Mental Muse: Health Advocary

 

How do you feel about an app to tell if you are bipola

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 Rethinking Bipolar Disorder

This is a good read that everyone should inform theirselves about the illness and how we are not crazy, but in desperate need for friends & family to help prevent symptoms by learning more about the struggles those with bipolar disorder face… Every single day, and how their lives can be improved with the smallest amount of care and attentiveness to it. Forward this to a loved one, a friend, anyone! You never know who could be struggling, and just needs someone to recognize that they are in pain, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
 
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Why do people stop taking their meds???

This is a subject we all with mental illnesses can relate to. I, personally, do not EVER stop taking my meds. Just because I might be feeling fine that day… Without your medication, you’re only hurting yourself! Please listen to your doctors and friends and never underestimate the cruel life those with bipolar must suffer, and without your prescribed amount of medications in your body, you are chancing a manic or depressive episode. And NO ONE deserves to go through that, or have your loved ones see you go through that, as well as, possibly take the punches that come out your mouth! Stupid bipolar!!!! If we want to help others, become aware of signs of mental illnesses                                                                                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
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