January 1, 2018
Roughly 60% suffering from Bipolar also experience issues with drugs, alcohol or both.
I share my experiences from both NA and AA to help shed some light on the differences - the good, the bad and the ugly.
This isn't advice, it's simply my opinion from my time spent in each...hope you find something useful.
December 20, 2017
How do you know if you're grieving or having a biploar episode? After suddenly losing my father to cancer, my sanity seemed to shatter. I share some about the experience as well as a book and article that helped.
November 5, 2017
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.
October 10, 2017
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.
August 27, 2017
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.
August 25, 2017
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.
August 24, 2017
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.
August 20, 2017
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.
August 11, 2017
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.
August 11, 2017
I follow up from my last podcast with my bipolar therapy experience, what I learned, as well as what worked and didn't work.