Recently I have spoken a lot about mania and mixed episodes, referring most of my depression related segments to Major Depressive Disorder. In this post I outline the similarities and differences between Bipolar Depression and Major Depressive Disorder, and tips … Continue reading How to overcome Bipolar Depression.
For the last few days I have been having hypomanic symptoms, an increase in energy and creativity and productivity alongside feeling pretty good about life itself. These are all symptoms that I thoroughly enjoy about mania, until it crashes. In … Continue reading Coming down from Mania
I remember when I was young my aunt said to me that anyone who gets the opportunity to do therapy should take it, I did not understand this at first and still don’t know if I believe her, I have … Continue reading My Experiences of Therapy
This post, inspired by my recent trip to Leeds festival outlines how I manage my bipolar disorder during a festival. Basic Needs Following Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs we will first look at the basic human needs. Nutrition First and fore … Continue reading How to manage mental health/bipolar disorder at a festival
This question is one that has come about due to my experience of having first no diagnosis, then a misdiagnosis, then finally a confirmed diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder living in the UK. For years leading up to my diagnosis I … Continue reading How Bipolar Disorder and BPD are Diagnosed in the UK
Communicating mental health needs can be an incredibly difficult and frustrating thing to try to do. I recently wrote a post about the problem with communication with mental illness explaining why this is the case, in this post I offered … Continue reading Communicating Mental Health Needs Advice