Maintaining Friendships and Relationships With Bipolar Disorder

Friendships play an important role in a person’s life. It is crucial for humans to have friends as it is extremely beneficial to their overall health and well-being. Friends are definitely a necessity. They are an extension of ourselves, like family. They are there to encourage us, love us, accept… Continue reading…

Make Sure Your Diagnosis is Correct: Other Illnesses Can Mimic the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

As some may have already realized, there are some illnesses, diseases, and disorders that seem to present similar symptoms to bipolar disorder. It is crucial to know whether your diagnosis is the correct one. Bipolar disorder is already a difficult illness to diagnose as there currently isn’t a definite medical test… Continue reading…

Dodging Suicide- I Almost Didn’t Make It: A Story of Survival and Hope

We often hear some make statements or remarks such as “I could just die” or “I wish I were dead,” but they are rarely meant as serious comments. Some or most tend to say statements such as these when they are having a rough day or out of frustration. What… Continue reading…

Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits With Bipolar Disorder

Article by: Ram Meyyappan If you are suffering from severe Bipolar disorder, it can be difficult to maintain full-time employment. The mood swings and the effects from the medications that you may be taking can make it impossible to get out of bed on some days. The resulting lack of… Continue reading…

Mental Illness Affects People Individually

Those who live with mental illness are not all the same. They are not to be lumped into one group or meant to be labeled. They all have characteristics and diagnoses that are alike, but they don’t exhibit the characteristics in the same ways as another person might. They are… Continue reading…

Bipolar Disorder Isn’t All Rainbows and Butterflies

Though this site is set up to view bipolar disorder in a more positive light, full of promise and hope, it is not meant to undermine the seriousness of this disorder in any way. As a person who lives with this illness, I can strongly relate with others when they… Continue reading…

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…