Below are brief videos exploring the origins of bipolar, strategies for managing it, and other topics of interest related to bipolar.
Living with Bipolar - Colin's Story
In support of World Bipolar Day, Samantha Pekh, from PsychSolutions, Inc., sits down with Colin Simpson to candidly discuss his experience of living with bipolar disorder and how he manages his symptoms.
* Life before Diagnosis
* Getting Diagnosed
* Managing Bipolar
* Letting Go of Mania
* Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts
* Bipolar in the Workplace
* Work Life Balance
* Involving Support People
* Disclosure vs. Discretion
* Local Resources
5 Success Tips for Managing Bipolar
In this video I will discuss the 5 success tips for beginning to manage bipolar symptoms.
Briefly, they are:
1. Track your symptoms
2. Identify your body whispers (aka: subtle clues)
3. Ask others for observations
4. Use a visual planner / scheduler
5. Commit to small actionable steps
If you or someone you know is struggling with bipolar, please contact me to find out more about individual support or the no-cost Edmonton Bipolar Support Groups.
If there are other questions you would like answered, let me know by posting below the video or by contacting directly.