A Tribute To Patty Duke

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Patty Duke recently… She was an incredible woman, actress, and was an inspiration to many – especially those within the mental health community. As many know, Patty Duke broke a Hollywood taboo by becoming one of the first celebrities to … Continue reading…

The Potential of Neurocounseling in Understanding and Treating Bipolar Disorder (Infographic)

Written by: Tim Wayne Like many mental illnesses, the causes of bipolar disorder are not entirely known. But thanks to years of research, we do know that our brains’ physiology plays a significant role. With the help of brain imaging technology, we know that individuals with bipolar disorder have differences … Continue reading…

How to Manage Bipolar Symptoms

By Minnie Daniel Bipolar disorder is a serious brain disorder that causes one to experience changes in energy, activity levels, mood and the capability to perform daily tasks effectively. The symptoms of this disorder are severe and can result to poor performance in school or at the work place, inability … Continue reading…

Things I Hate About Living With Bipolar Disorder

  As many know, bipolar disorder is a complicated and frustrating illness. There are many things that I personally dislike about living with bipolar disorder. It can control or consume me at times. It sometimes feels as if I am trapped by this illness. It can distort my thinking, destroy … Continue reading…

The Endless Cycle of Bipolar Disorder

  I recall noticing a bit of the bipolar cycle first occurring early in my childhood years: I was a sweet, sensitive, young girl who had a few best friends. I spent many hours of my childhood days playing along to my imagination. Nothing could be more entertaining or fulfilling … Continue reading…

From Rock Bottom To College Graduate

It seems like just yesterday I was fighting my parents over going to school. My attendance during high school was far less than satisfactory. Everyday became a war. A war to get out of bed, to function, and to participate in life. I felt like throwing in the towel more … Continue reading…

What Can Trigger a Bipolar Episode?

Many factors can trigger an episode in those who live with bipolar disorder. Some triggers are even unidentifiable, meaning that there isn’t a known cause whatsoever. From personal experience, I don’t always know why I am feeling a certain way. Some days I just wake up and feel lousy without … Continue reading…

The Time Is Now To Talk About Mental Health

I live with bipolar disorder. Some seem shocked or are in disbelief when they find out that I actually live with this condition. I don’t “act” or seem bipolar to them because I don’t portray how society views this illness, nor do I appear any different from them. That is … Continue reading…

Common Myths Associated With Bipolar Disorder

There are many myths and assumptions about what bipolar disorder is and what the people who have this condition are like, but few are actually true.  Listed below are some of the most common myths of bipolar disorder. It is time to set the facts straight and provide the truth. … Continue reading…