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Bipolar Disorder

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

3 Life Lessons For Any Age

Krystal Reddick | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

People are more important than things. Hands down. Don't make it a habit of canceling plans or putting off spending quality time with your family and friends. Yes, it takes an effort, and we are all busy. But you won't regret it.

Eating And Sleeping At The Same Time Each Day May Ward Off Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

When life gets hectic and stressful, our daily routines can be the first thing to fall by the wayside -- early bedtimes become late nights and instead...

This Singer Wants To Use Her Music To De-Stigmatize Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Singer Mary Lambert doesn't shy away from tough topics when it comes to her music. She's used her voice to advocate for gay rights and now, in her sin...

Bipolar Disorder Isn't A Fad

Marisa Lancione | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

I often get asked why I speak so openly about my experiences with mental health and it's because of people like Tom Sullivan. Every day of my life, I battle against my disease.

When You Know Your 'Good Days' Are Numbered

Karen Zainal | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

I believe there are few things more important to how we live our lives than contemplating the temporality, and fragility, of life on this side of eternity. Accepting the vanity of our present pursuits is the beginning of discovering our true purpose, and the true meaning of our lives.

'There's No Shame' In Talking About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living

For the millions of people who have been touched by some form mental illness, Pete Wentz has a message for you: It's OK to open up. The Fall Out Bo...

Resilience: My Family's Autoimmune/Cancer/Bipolar Journey as Remembered Through Four Pacquiao Fights

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Jessica Gimeno

Here was someone who overcame all the odds--raised in abject poverty to become a record-setting boxer despite his size. Here are four Pacquiao fights that coincided with milestones in my family's autoimmune/cancer/bipolar journey.

Depression Summarized in Three Panels

Karen Zainal | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

Below is a three-panel cartoon depicting what it means to recover from depression. What do you think? Is this an accurate depiction? Does this he...

Christmas in Rehab: 5 Things My Brother Learned

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Griffith Lund

My brother Scott spent this Christmas in rehab thousands of miles away from home. In my book I share what it's like to be his sister and to witness hi...

What We Were Really Feeling in 2014

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Karen Cahn

Everybody knows that it's not cool to air your dirty laundry on Facebook. I mean, come on, nobody really wants to know about your sexless marriage. Why? Because it forces them to think about their own sexless marriage. I

Fighting Stigma One Story at a Time

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My mental illnesses are diseases, just like my cancer, and need to be treated in a similar way. If I, myself, can't share my story then it indicates that I also have stigma so I discuss my mental health issues openly just like I do anything else. I have found that when I share my story, I have an impact.

The 3 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want for Christmas

Natasha Tracy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

This holiday season, try to remember not only to give others something wrapped up beautifully under a Christmas tree, but also to give others who are not as fortunate as you are, with a healthy brain, a bit of your compassion.

The Real Connection Between Ambition And Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science

We're a culture that tends to define success in terms of money and power. But finding other ways to measure self-worth isn’t just intrinsically wort...

To Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels, That Is the Question

Krystal Reddick | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

My therapist was concerned. He didn't want me to identify with a mental illness. He didn't want it to define me. But I disagreed with him. Just as I am black and a woman and an American, I too also have bipolar disorder. It does have an impact on my life: my choices, my thoughts, my actions.

A Mother's Perspective On Her Child's Bipolar Disorder

Muffy Walker | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Muffy Walker

Today, our son is 21 and he will tell you the worst part of his illness is the stigma. Why do we as a society stigmatize our friends, family, and others by branding them with a mark of disgrace?

The Brains Of Bipolar Disorder Patients Look Different

Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nathan Collins While people with Type I and the less-severe Type II bipolar disorder share some of the same symptoms, there are significant di...

5 Things Movember Taught Me

Ross Szabo | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

This month has taught me to be more proactive, more careful about my decisions and more open to the advice of the people who care about me. It helped me build more bridges in conversation to have more men open up in everyday situations. Movember has shown me that I'm not alone.

19 Numbers That Prove We Can Do More For Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether you're aware of it or not, chances are you know someone who has been personally affected by a mental health disorder. Depression is one of ...

How to Rebuild Your Life After a Mental Illness Hospital Stay

Krystal Reddick | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

It may seem like your life is turned upside down. But trust me: it's not. In seven years I've been hospitalized three times for a total of 32 days. Each hospitalization has taught me more about myself. And luckily, each hospital stay has gotten shorter. Meaning, I'm recovering at faster rates.

'Mommy, I'm Just Not That Kind Of Girl'

Judy Hall | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Judy Hall

Sammy is her own young woman. She knows who she is. She knows what she wants. She is only 12, and we have lots of decisions to make about hormones, etc. -- but in the end, we need to follow her lead. Like any woman, she will define who she is. And I couldn't be more proud.

My Bipolar Anniversary

Subrina Singh | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Subrina Singh

The anniversary of my life-changing date that Hallmark lacks a card for reminds me of all of the obstacles being bipolar has thrown my way but I have persevered. Having reminded myself this over and over, I look back at my journey and think of that terrified and lost 16-year-old girl.

What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.01.2015 | Healthy Living

It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel tha...

These Are The Two Sides Of Mental Illness We Don't Often See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

"Whenever I was depressed, I always felt like I had two separate lives," photographer Liz Obert explained to The Huffington Post. "One that people saw...

Taking My Body Back From Bipolar, One Bite at a Time

Emily Grossman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

The hardest part has been the self-esteem blow that gaining 100 pounds has given me. I am learning, slowly, to be kinder to myself, and not beat myself up. I was taking that medication in the hopes that I could become better.