Helping Your Teen Overcome Bipolar Disorder

By: Camryen Walker (http://helpyourteennow.com/) The teenage years are difficult by themselves, let alone with the added stress of a mental illness or disorder of some kind. As parents, we can see the struggle and we want to help, but often are unsure of how to do that. This article can … Continue reading…

Succeeding In School With Bipolar Disorder

Stress is one of the major triggers of a bipolar episode and unfortunately school can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming for those who have mood disorders. Junior high and high school were by far the roughest years of my life. I began taking my first mood stabilizer, lithium, at twelve … Continue reading…

Living and Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety and panic attacks can seem to be one of the most crippling experiences ever to be had by man at times. It can cloud a person’s thinking, remove all sense of security, and can make it feel as if they’re going insane. Sometimes people will even feel anxious when they’re … Continue reading…

Coping With Bipolar Depression

Bipolar disorder can often be a complex illness to live with. At certain points, the depression may become too overwhelming and the mania may escalate too far to be able to cope successfully. Sometimes it’s too late to take back what has been said or done and that can be … Continue reading…

What Is It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder?

  A brief writing on what it feels like to have bipolar disorder: An ongoing battle. A fight against oneself. Never knowing what the next day will bring. Or even the next moment. From feelings of happiness, full of optimism, and that nothing can hurt me. To agitation, a grim … Continue reading…

The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting and Mental Health

My thoughts and prayers go out to the children, the staff, and their families of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Friday December 14, A terrible, tragic shooting took the lives of 27 people in which 18 of them were children.  My heart goes out to all of … Continue reading…

The Book Version of My Blog is Now Available!

I thought I’d give a heads up and update everyone. I recently published a book version of this blog that can be purchased for a few dollars at various locations and websites such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon. If anyone is interested in a book version of this blog … Continue reading…

I Have An Illness. I Am Not Crazy…

Photo Credit: Unknown   I am a person who lives with bipolar disorder. Does this scare you or perhaps make you think twice about the person I am? Before you judge me based on my illness, there are some things I would like you to know. I am not insane. … Continue reading…

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder In Children and Adolescents

It has been said that spotting and diagnosing bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is often quite difficult for parents and physicians to accomplish. In general, bipolar disorder is a complicated illness that is not easily diagnosed and is often misdiagnosed in many cases. As a person who was diagnosed … Continue reading…

Reasons Why Mental Illness Still Has A Stigma

1.  Not a lot of people are open to talking about it. It can be very difficult to open up about an issue that is constantly made out to be a bad thing. Who would want to be open and honest about having a problem that will only result in being … Continue reading…