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Welcome 2015… I know its been awhile….

Hi everyone! Happy New Year!  If you are reading this, then you made it through the holidays, which we all know can be a pretty rough time.  I’m not saying we all made it unscathed, but, we made it!   The standard thing to do at New Years is to make resolutions, but another thing we all know is that many of those resolutions never make it through the entire year.  We make resolutions to better ourselves like eating healthy and exercising more.  We make resolutions to be kinder to others and to be more productive.  We say we are going to spend less and save more.  All of those are great things, but they require consistency and commitment and having bipolar, consistency is not always in our vocabulary.  We have ups and downs, soaring and crashing, you get the idea.  That can make it really hard for us to […]

Posted by Christi   |    January 10, 2015   |   One Comment

Scared Mother

My son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 22. He was taking Focalin at the time for ADHD. He took Depakote for a while but stopped after about 6 months because he said it didn’t help.  He had a good job then, but was having very bad anxiety so he quit. Things got worse after that. He is 24 now and hasn’t worked in 5 months. He said he can’t because of anxiety and can’t think. Does bipolar disorder “peak” in mid 20’s, or get worse? He is now taking Lithium and that is scary too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a very good question. Being a mother who has Bipolar and just had her son diagnosed with Bipolar not too long ago I can relate to this question. This can be a scary time in both the parents and the child’s life. It’s quite common for teens and young adults […]

Posted by Christine   |    February 21, 2014   |   8 Comments

How do I help my sister who has bipolar so that her kids don’t continue to suffer?

My sister has bipolar and has no motivation to do anything for her or her five children. Yesterday, she accidentally locked my nephew in the car and it was no big deal to her.  Another time she was about to feed the kids raw meat until I intervened and re-cooked it for them. My mom and I have to do everything for her while she just sits there and watches us. How can we help her to start functioning again? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your sister is so blessed to have you in her corner.  For everyone with bipolar disorder, there is a learning curve.  I am now able to do things for myself that I once needed help with.  Sometimes doing the little things (helping with laundry if she’s in a depressed mood swing or all the things you mentioned) can go a long way.  At the same time, she needs to […]

Posted by Jessica   |    February 19, 2014   |   One Comment

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