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.
Everyone who is bipolar, & even if you’re not, read this before your next yoga, or meditation session!
“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.”
“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.”
Bipolar Brain Scan Pie Chart
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.
- 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.”
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!
How do you feel about an app to tell if you are bipola
_________________________________________________________________________________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. _________________________________________________________________________________