Just the phrase bipolar disorder conjures up a lot of thoughts in your head when you hear it. Many of these ideas are probably based on the loose understanding that the general public has of bipolar disorder, and they’re probably not very positive or encouraging. People with bipolar disorder are often unfairly written off as…
The topic of mental health in general has a lot of misconceptions, stigmas, and myths surrounding it, but out of all the mental health issues out there, bipolar disorder is one of the most consistently misunderstood. Between the long decades where having bipolar was a shameful secret and the frequent misrepresentation of what it’s like…
To understand bipolar disorder the first thing we need to do is understand the word bipolar. Bipolar means two poles, or in the case of bipolar disorder means two extremes. The two extremes that those who suffer from bipolar disorder experience are mania and depression. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder experience mood changes that go from extreme highs to extreme lows. Both emotional states can last a while or be gone in less than a day.
Catching up with loved ones during the holidays is great, but abnormal behavior could be a sign of a mental illness. Keeping yourself updated on mental disorder warning signs is the best way to help someone dealing with an internal illness.
We often use words that exaggerate a person or situation, which can be quite hurtful to a person who may be struggling with mental illness. Words like “crazy,” “psycho” and “schizo” can be quite damaging to someone who can’t help the fact that they have a mental condition and are working hard to manage it.
Johnny Manziel has had a troublesome last couple of years.
Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner and once promising NFL prospect wants to make an NFL comeback but not before he takes care of himself off the field first.
Sinead O’Connor recently sat down for a very revealing and deeply emotional interview about her mental health. In an interview with Dr. Phil, the troubled Irish singer-songwriter opened up regarding her upbringing in an abusive home and the mental illnesses she deals with every single day.