Bipolar is hard for everyone not just the patient: A caregivers perspective

Bipolar is hard for everyone not just the patient: A caregivers perspective

Bipolar is a mental illness that affects everyone that has a relationship with them. This is especially true for their caregivers. Being the caregiver of anyone with a serious longterm illness can be frustrating, stressful and lonely. This is especially true when you are caring for someone with Bipolar. The Bipolar caregiver stress is difficult to deal with because it's hard for other people to understand what you go through day in and day out. Bipolar is an illness that affects people differently. You can have 3 people in a room some of...
There are 2 types of Bipolar. Do you know the difference?

There are 2 types of Bipolar. Do you know the difference?

Bipolar is a mental illness that deals with extreme mood swings. Bipolar used to be labeled as manic depression. There is so much more to it than that. There are 2 distinct types of Bipolar, but some say there are actually 4. The most common types of Bipolar are simply Bipolar I and Bipolar II. Everyone is different but there are some distinct symptoms to each, although they can overlap. Bipolar is hard to diagnose and treat sometimes because moods can change in the blink of an eye. The most common types of Bipolar and their symptoms can last...
The Trybal Gratitude Journal helps you find the positive things in life.

The Trybal Gratitude Journal helps you find the positive things in life.

We all have struggles in life, no matter what your lifestyle is like. It can be hard to find the positive some days. A journal like the Trybal Gratitude Journal can help. Neither my husband or I have had a storybook childhood. We both come from extremely dysfunctional families. My husband unfortunately also have Bipolar and has a hard time letting go of the past. I am constantly telling him that by living in the past, he's robbing himself the present and future. He is starting to come to terms with things and has his own coping mechanisms for...
Everyone is unique, it’s important to embrace what makes you, you!

Everyone is unique, it’s important to embrace what makes you, you!

We all have parts of our body or personality we don’t like all the time. It is important however to love yourself no matter what. There is an old saying that really does ring true, “How can anyone love you if you don't love yourself?” You should never change who you are for someone to accept you and love you. That's not what the saying means. It means you have to love yourself the way you are. We are all unique and that's what makes us special. Everyone at one time or another suffers from low self-esteem. To be truly happy and...
A weighted blanket can be beneficial for a variety of people.

A weighted blanket can be beneficial for a variety of people.

A weighted blanket is a great tool for comforting someone that may suffer from a variety of emotional issues. I’ve mentioned before how my husband and I suffer from different medical problems. I personally suffer from anxiety and depression. My husband has bipolar. A weighted blanket can be beneficial for people that suffer from any of these: Anxiety, Insomnia, Autism, ADHD, PTSD sensory processing disorders. How does a weighted blanket actually help though? Helping you or your child sleep through the night Reducing anxiety and stress Easing...
It’s important to have a positive sense of self-esteem.

It’s important to have a positive sense of self-esteem.

It is very important for our own well being to have positive self-esteem. I know I suffer from low self-esteem a lot. Here are some tips on how to raise your self-esteem. There are many different reasons a person can have low self-esteem. They can range from bullying in school, depression, anxiety, and Bipolar, or history of abuse. Of course, these are just a few reasons but there are so much more. Very few people seek help for low self-esteem and depression. They usually go hand in hand. I personally did go to therapy for a while for my...

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