About the Bipolar medication Lithium. [ Read More ]
I am the luckiest person in the world when I get sick. My mother is always there for me. I can only imagine what it’s like for her. I don’t ask her about it much as it would make me cry. She does what she has to do. When I’m suicidal, she reminds me to use my Health Cards. When I’m manic, she gets out my cards to remind herself what to do. Actually, she has them memorized now, so she doesn’t have to read them anymore. She helped edit all of my books before I sent them to the publishing companies!
I can remember being so depressed one day I rolled around on the floor sobbing. Imagine being a mother and having to see your child go through that! It breaks my heart- so I just [ Read More ]
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Bipolar disorder doesn’t care what language you speak- but it helps to talk with someone who can really understand you when you speak! Julie
That’s exciting. I went to the Kindle store to see how my books Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder and Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder were doing on the bipolar disorder page. These books are in the top ten ranking- and then I saw that Bipolar Happens! was #1.
Fantastic! Bipolar Happens! is an enjoyable book about a serious topic.
Guess what- it’s only $.99 I want it to be available to everyone.
Yes, I think this is a great deal and a good way to get helpful information about bipolar disorder at minimum cost. Bipolar Happens! was my first book. I knew I wanted to talk about how I manage the illness, but I also wanted to tell stories about how [ Read More ]
It’s so important to remember that we don’t have to follow the news if it upsets us. We can read about it next week- or ask others for an update.
A 24 hour CNN stream of the aftermath of this event is detrimental if you are not doing well.
If you are upset right now, I highly suggest staying off the internet and turning off the TV. That is what I do. Anxiety, especially OCD, paranoia, fear, depression and worry about the future can be triggered. I always remind myself that I can learn about a world event and then let it go. If donations are needed, I always find it helps to support an organization like the Red Cross.
There is a disaster relief donation button on the Red Cross website here.
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My entire management plan is based off a simple and yet life changing concept. If you know what your bipolar disorder looks like- from the first minute symptom, you can catch and stop a mood swing before it goes too far. Here is an example using hypomania.
What is the first thing you say when you’re manic?
What is the first thing you do?
What is the first thing you think?
Here are mine:
Say: I’m not manic am I? No, this isn’t mania. It’s just feeling good. Do: Drive quickly while listening to loud music. Banging my hands like the steering wheel is a drum. Think: God, it’s so fantastic not to be depressed! This is the real me!
I have a lot of different bipolar hypomania patterns. Here’s another one:
Say: Life is boring. I really need [ Read More ]
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