Bipolar disorder is a mental illness in which a person’s state of mind changes between extreme happiness and extreme depression.
I am not a medical doctor, but I took it upon myself as a patient to become so clued up about mental health as it is so dear to my heart.
According to research bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose but ones its identified one can be given treatment and if taken correctly you will even forget that you have any sort of chemical imbalances in your brain, which is just that chemical imbalances like with any other illness there is medication to assist so that one can live the best life possible nothing to be ashamed off.
Name calling really has to be a thing of the past in order to normalize talking about bipolar disorder. It unfortunate that to this day we still have people who call others crazy, moody, attention seeking just to name a few even with this pandemic upon us and suicide stats on a rise how can one be so ignorant I keep asking myself.
Anyway not all is lost there is hope!
In order for one to live their best live it’s crucial that you make necessary adjustments seeking medical help is the best thing you can ever do for yourself and your loved ones. Because that will help you to know what you are really dealing with then you are able to decide on the type of quality life you want to live remember we all have choices to make no-one from nowhere will chose for you. The worst thing you can do for yourself is to get into a pity party.
Tips on how to live with bipolar disorder: –
- Get involved in your treatment, ask your treating professionals questions if you are unclear about something.
- Take your medication as prescribed and ignore people who make fun about your medication its not about them but it’s all about you.
- Study yourself like when you studying for an exam, know your trigger points, know how your moods fluctuate, know when you are tired and you need time out you owe nobody any explanation.
- Have face-to-face interactions with people don’t isolate yourself from people it’s for your own good.
- Develop an active daily routine
- Drink enough water
- Get enough sleep
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Avoid stressful situations as much as you possibly can
No one will master your mental wellbeing like you darling!!!
Be your own safety net, you are stronger than you know get up and fight the good fight!!!
Its ok not to be ok!!!
Founder and CEO of My Brilliant Mind Mental health awareness