Have Hope

I am reposting this due to some technical difficulties with the original post.

This, my first video blog post, is for people who have been newly diagnosed  with bipolar disorder. Just know that there is hope. And if I can do it so can you. And yes, meditation, yoga, relaxation, all that is great for you but it can not take the place of medication, specifically a mood stabilizer.i mean if you had kidney disease, would you think yoga, meditation, and relaxation would make you all better? No, you would not, you would take medication for it. Well bipolar disorder is a disease and you need to take medication for that as well. So remember, mood stabilizers and Hope are what you need.

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  1. I’m not bipolar, but I have depression & PTSD (I was sexually abused as a child and then kept it a secret for 25 years) and in the Italian & Italian-American community, going to a psychiatrist and taking antidepressants…it’s not what we do, OK. My mother says therapy is “a racket for the Jews” even though my shrink is an Egyptian Muslim. So, while I wasn’t formally diagnosed, didn’t start getting treatment until I was 35, I suffered a long time. For me, being diagnosed & getting treatment really was the best thing that happened to me. It meant I had some kind of CONTROL over this thing. Yes, I have to take antidepressants and mood stabilizers, but if I do that, I don’t have weeks at a time where I can’t get out of bed. I get a normal life.

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    • Dear Cara,
      Thank you so much for sharing. I am so glad you got help despite the negative attitude that often occurs in response to mental illness. I am so glad you are on appropriate medication and it is helping you. I take lithium and Seroquel too, if I didn’t, I would not have a life. So know you are doing the right thing for yourself and keep on doing it. Keep in touch. Best wishes.
      PS
      Imagine if you had diabetes and people said you were weak for seeing an endocrinologist!!! Ugh, it really upsets me that people still refuse to see mental illness as a real illness. But you go girl! Keep taking your meds and being well!

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