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
Writing... it's good for mental health! Have you tried mental health journaling? Here are some reasons it's good for you, and some prompts to help you get started.
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.]
I’m on a new adventure…. I have been stable for three years. No manic episodes. No manic-depressive episodes. So, we explored the idea of me going off one of the medications that makes me tired and causes me to gain weight. There’s nothing wrong with being on medication. There’s no shame in it. Even once … Continue reading Leaving The Medication Behind.
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.
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.