Bipolar Legislative News
This is Me
I’m taking a page out of the bp Magazine for this month’s article. I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this publication or if you personally receive it. I have a subscription and when I get mine in the mail, I read it from cover to cover.
One of the sections is the “This is Me” page. It usually portrays someone with Bipolar Disorder and has him or her answer a series of statements. So, I thought, I’d do the same here to give you more background about me.
Would You Choose to Opt Out of Bipolar Disorder?
I’m writing a book about my life. In my research I watched a documentary called The Stephen Fry Story – The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (Click here for the documentary - 2 episodes of 1 hr. each). It’s a fascinating portrait of BPD. It can help those of us who have it not feel so alone, and the people who love us understand us more.
Can There Be Differences In The Personality Traits Of Bipolar Sufferers?
I was diagnosed Bipolar II in 2008, though looking back I now know I suffered from it since childhood. It was difficult starting treatment, my wife was the only one on board with it, the rest of my family was not supportive, most denied the disorder even existed, some to this day. Things got worse before they got better. I went through the various trials of medication treatments, the associated side effects and trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, changing health plans frequently, and therefore doctors, did not help matters.
March Webinar with Dr. Willem Nolen
'Lithium: Still a Cornerstone in the Long-term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder When Used Properly'
Join us for a Webinar on March 13, 2013 at 9:00 am PST.
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Friends-A Bipolar Perspective
Although I put family and my beloved spouse in a different place, I was just thinking of all my varied friendships so I thought I would comment on them and show how a bipolar lifestyle works in:
Getting Past the “Put it Offs” and Back to Living
Pregnancy and Mental Illness
Over the last 6 months I have been pondering a lot about coming of age in the mental health system. Many times I thought of how many different stages I went through and how I would have loved to know during each stage in my coming into adulthood and later that everything was going to be okay and I was going to make it through it. With it being a new year, 2013, these thoughts formed this blog post I wanted to share of my present self, writing to my past self.
You make it through this because you are me and I was you