Mental health resources

Today’s post is about seven leading mental health resources that I find helpful for support, research and information. 1 – The international bipolar foundation They have two sections on the website. For those with bipolar disorder they have a free e-book available as well as free webinars, helpful blogs, a YouTube question and answer seriesContinue reading “Mental health resources”

11 Habits for good mental health

October is mental health awareness month, so this month, I will be putting up a post every week to share my journey and help you on yours. Today’s post is all about the habits you can follow for good mental health. All of us have mental health, and it is essential to look after yourContinue reading “11 Habits for good mental health”

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

If you think you or a loved one might have bipolar disorder, you have come to the right place.  This post is all about the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder has three different types, namely bipolar 1 disorder, bipolar 2 disorder and cyclothymic disorder.  Let’s look at the differences below (Source: American Psychiatric Association)Continue reading “What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?”

5 Misconceptions about bipolar disorder

1 – Myth: Bipolar disorder is just mood swings that everybody has. Fact: The highs and lows of bipolar disorder are much more drastic than a typical mood swing for someone without it. When I experience lows (depression), they are deep energy-zapping lows. It feels like an effort to even do basic things, like makingContinue reading “5 Misconceptions about bipolar disorder”