One of life's most traumatic adversities just hit me out of nowhere, so I share 2 articles with recommendations on dealing with traumatic events while managing mental illness. The last article also addresses helping loved ones and children after a traumatic event.
Trying to control others and the world around me has never ended with good results. I share an article from BPHope about conquering triggers by controlling the urge to control the world around us, including 4 audiobooks that are helpful.
At what point do you start questioning your physiatrist's treatment plan and discuss alternatives vs. just trying what he or she recommends? I share an article from BPhope that talks about bipolar and anger, my two most common symptoms, which offers advice and coping strategies while I research different studies on the medications most commonly prescribed for these symptoms and their quality of results.
I share an article from BPhope on Alcohol and Bipolar, which can be a dangerous and sometimes deadly combination. I'm also celebrating a year of straight sobriety this month, including nights and weekends , and interject some of my own experience throughout.
I just had a horrific mixed episode...one of the worst I've experienced to date, that was noticed by others and has imacted my job to an unknown degree. I share articles defining mixed episodes, what the symptoms are and what my mixed episode was like.
Normally I would say hell no to making a big decision during an episode, but I'm under the gun to make a major life decision in a limited time frame. Discussed are the steps and tools I'm using...hoping things work out for the best.
EXPLETIVE CONTENT - Ironically, after sharing the methods I learned in therapy to help me stay stable, I have a nightmarish traveling experience where I completely derailed emotionally. It's funny how life works our sometimes.
What do you do when life becomes overwhelming? It hit me out of nowhere 2 weeks ago spinning my emotions out of control. I share 2 articles that help with strategies on overcoming the overwhelming parts of life with bipolar and some additional tips that helped me.