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…

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…

The Science of Mental Illness (Infographic)

I recently received an e-mail with this awesome infographic regarding the science of mental illness and I thought it was appropriate to share as well as a great visual. Thank you to Cara Delany for the kind suggestion! 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…