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How to Survive Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

How to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Learning as much as you can about bipolar disorder will help you cope with this disorder. There are steps that …Read the Rest

Wellness After Hospitalization
Recovery

Wellness After Hospitalization

Handling the outside world after hospitalization for behavioral health issues can be tough, especially when you don’t really know how …Read the Rest

Recovering Your Mental Health – Things to Remember
Mental Health

Recovering Your Mental Health – Things to Remember

Above all, remember, you are not alone. Many people have feelings or experiences like these at some time in their …Read the Rest

Recovering Your Mental Health – Getting Treatment
Mental Health

Recovering Your Mental Health – Getting Treatment

If you possibly can, see a doctor or another health care provider you like and trust. He or she can …Read the Rest

Recovering Your Mental Health – Things You Can Do Right Away to Feel Better
Mental Health

Recovering Your Mental Health – Things You Can Do Right Away to Feel Better

There are many simple, safe, inexpensive, or free things you can do to help yourself feel better. The most common …Read the Rest

Recovering Your Mental Health – Taking a Look at Your Symptoms
Mental Health

Recovering Your Mental Health – Taking a Look at Your Symptoms

Chances are if you have any of these symptoms you have probably already been told that you have a psychiatric …Read the Rest

8 Facts About Mental Illness
Facts & Stats

8 Facts About Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. …Read the Rest

The Five Stages of Recovery from Mental Illness
Mental Health

The Five Stages of Recovery from Mental Illness

It can be helpful to view recovery as a process with five stages. People go through these stages at different …Read the Rest

For Friends and Family of Bipolars
Bipolar Disorder

For Friends and Family of Bipolars

Family members and close friends should be supportive and willing to listen to their loved one who is ill talk about his or her feelings. As caregivers, they too need support and the opportunity to talk to people who understand and can help. It is common for both the person living with the illness and family members to experience grief because of the drastic changes in their lives and the trauma that previous episodes may have caused. Family and friends find it easier to handle this sometimes frustrating illness if they learn what is possible with good treatment, stay positive about the future, become partners in the process of recovery, and accept and respect whatever level of wellness their loved one attains.

Coping with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Coping with Bipolar Disorder

As people become familiar with their illness, they recognize their own unique patterns of behavior. If individuals recognize these signs and seek effective and timely care, they can often prevent relapses. Individuals who live with bipolar disorder also benefit tremendously from taking responsibility for their own recovery. Once the illness is adequately managed, they must monitor side effects, changes in mood, and changes in lifestyle. The health care provider and consumer should be able to discuss, with respect for each other, changes in medication, dose, or any other aspect of fine-tuning treatment.

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