3 Ways I Manage Bipolar Disorder: How Do You Cope?

On my new HealthyPlace YouTube video, I share three ways I manage my bipolar 2 disorder. There is one main rule I live by when it comes to maintaining my mental health, and that is this, “Do not place pressure on yourself to be perfectly stable!” Placing the pressure on ourselves to manage our condition in hopes that it will rid us of it ends up in failure. Now that I have accepted and embraced my life with bipolar 2 disorder, I define the guidelines that I go by when it comes to managing my mental health.

Please watch my video and share a couple ways you manage your mental health in the comment section on this YouTube video. Looking forward to your comments. Thanks!

 

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Bipolar Disorder and Denial: “Bipolar Disorder? Me? No Way!”

“Bipolar Disorder? Me? No I don’t think you have that right doc!” On my new HealthyPlace YouTube Video I talk about one of the biggest obstacles to overcome when you live with bipolar disorder, and that is denying that you have bipolar disorder. When you live with a stigmatized condition, it is not easy to accept your diagnosis. As children, stigma is embedded in us, and that includes those of us who live with a mental health condition. So you can imagine the difficulty in embracing and accepting a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Share your experience in the comment section of my YouTube video or do a response video and send it into info@healthyplace.com!

A Personal Success Story from My Life with Bipolar. Whats Yours?

On my new HealthyPlace YouTube video, I am celebrating my 28th birthday by sharing a personal success story.  On Monday, September 11th, I took another step into my late twenties with a grateful heart, unfiltered attitude, and colorful hair! Although many people complain about getting older, I embrace aging to the fullest and how could I not? On September 11th, 2001 so many innocent individuals lost their lives. It is a constant reminder of how fortunate I am to be alive.

In case you forgot to buy me a gift don’t worry because it’s not too late. One major goal of this video is to encourage you to share a success story from your life living with a mental health condition. C’mon tell me something that you are proud of! Share your story in the comment section of my YouTube video or do a response video and send it into info@healthyplace.com!

 

Bipolar & ADHD: A Double Whammy!

It took years for me to find the right routine of medication after I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder. My mood was stabilized, but my inability to focus and complete projects still kept me from truly thriving. Bipolar and ADHD is a topic with some controversy attached, being that some of the medications used to treat ADHD can have a negative effect on individuals with bipolar disorder. However, a diagnosis of ADHD along side bipolar disorder had the opposite effect on my life. In my new HealthyPlace video, I share what life was like before receiving the proper treatment for a condition, that majority of my doctors were unwilling to address.

Please share your thoughts and experience on my YouTube channel and check out my other videos! Want to hear what you have to say!

What Bipolar Disorder Means To Me

In my new HealthyPlace video, I share part of my journey living with bipolar 2 disorder and what bipolar disorder means to me.

What does bipolar disorder or depression mean to you? What impact has it had on your life? Please share your thoughts or do a response video and send it into info@healthyplace.com.

 

Hypersexuality and Bipolar Disorder

Let’s talk about sex and bipolar! In my experience as a single young adult, with or without a mental health condition, sex can complicate any friendship or relationship. When you have bipolar disorder, there are a couple more complications you face due to your emotional extremes. I have the ability to feel everything, however, also the capacity to be completely disconnected. This is heavily present when I am in a manic episode and engaging in sexual relations. In my new HealthyPlace video, I talk more in detail about my experience with hypersexuality living with bipolar 2 disorder.

Share your comments or do a response video and send it into info@healthyplace.com!

Keeping It Candid On “I’m​ Bipolar Too” Blog

I started my journey with HealthyPlace.com almost a year ago. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my experience and talk about mental health in an authentic and open way. The adventure continues on my HealthyPlace blog, “I’m Bipolar Too.” There will be new posts every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I am getting personal, sharing advice and keeping it candid about mental health. Share your thoughts and experience in the comment section of posts or do a response video and send it into info@healthyplace.com.

Also, don’t forget to keep up with my HealthyPlace YouTube channel! New videos every Monday morning. Again, please share your experience or do a video for us. You have a story, a voice, and it deserves to be heard. Please subscribe if you have not had a chance!

 

 

 

 

What I Want People to Know About My Life with Bipolar

When you have a mental health condition, people lump you into one big category of, for lack of a better term, crazy. The stigma molds us into these people that frankly speaking, we are not. It’s as if we have no chance of being successful and productive individuals. In this video, I shed light on a couple things I want people to know about my life with bipolar. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Oh BTW ignore the fact that I look borderline insane in this video thumbnail.

Dating with Bipolar Disorder

In today’s society, with all the dating apps and social pressure, dating is hard enough right? Imagine having a stigmatized mental health condition on top of all that. In this video, I explain why dating with bipolar can be extremely stressful and what to do about it. Don’t mind the crooked face 😉

No New You in 2017! Mental Health Resolutions in the New Year

It’s a new year, but not a new me! I am still the same single, blonde blogger I was in 2016. Every day is an opportunity for progress and this is the thought we should carry into 2017. Watch my video about mental health in 2017.