I have had a mental health diagnosis for over 10 years and accumulated more along the way. Regardless of what’s on paper, I just know that I was never happy. Even as a kid, I found myself pretty depressed and anxious. In addition, I also noticed that mornings weren’t my thing. I used to think … Continue reading Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far
As many people are writing at the beginning of their articles now, the holidays are here again. With this information, it can create a great amount of joy. After all, we are all familiar with the “Christmas spirit.” However, when you have mental health issues, there are many, many other things to worry about. In … Continue reading Making It Through The Get-Togethers During The Holidays
In 2002, my life was pretty difficult I had a mortgage, I had lost my job due to ill-health and life was a struggle. I was married and my ex-husband was working hard to make ends meet. We were both under a lot of stress I felt guilty for being ill and started to notice … Continue reading How did I get my diagnosis?
Maybe you've just been diagnosed, family member or a friend with Bipolar disorder. It can be scary and it a confusing time. You might have no clue where to go for help, or what to expect. Today, let's take a look at what to look for in treatment plans. Successful treatment of bipolar disorder depends … Continue reading What To Look For In Bipolar Treatment
It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]
Bipolar. Two extremes. In bipolar disorder, it’s mania and depression. Up, up, up into mania; down, down, down into depression. But is it that simple? Check out these seven signs of bipolar disorder.
Just as doing all the recommended things to maintain physical health doesn’t guarantee you’ll never get sick, there is no fool-proof formula to keep your mind from going sideways. But there are many things we can do to give our minds their best chance to be as healthy as possible.
Here’s some of the things that having Bipolar Disorder as a business owner has taught me.
Be as honest as you can be about your situation, as professional as possible in presenting the information, and as mindful of other people’s emotions as possible.
But trouble was always lurking around the corner.