caring for someone with bipolar disorder

Caring For Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Being overwhelmed and confused by how the illness manifests is normal. Bipolar Mood Disorder invariably takes an immense toll on those who suffer from the illness. It can lead to significant elevations in feelings of distress and anxiety, as well as feelings of worthlessness that are inevitably accompanied by thoughts about suicide. However, it is […]

what is bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar Mood Disorder?

The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain structure and chemistry may play a role. Formerly known as Manic Depression, Bipolar Mood Disorder is a debilitating psychiatric illness, or condition, that occurs in the brain and results in drastic fluctuations in mood. It is inevitable that […]

understanding schizophrenia

Understanding Schizophrenia

Although the precise cause of schizophrenia isn’t known, certain factors seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that is characterized by experiences that remove one from reality regarding both thought content and perceptions. Schizophrenia affects 1 in every 100 people in Australia, with the condition typically manifesting in one’s […]


Myth vs Fact: Schizophrenia Is Not A Multiple Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia often involves a variety of symptoms, but not one involves multiple personalities. Among the general populace, schizophrenia is a widely misunderstood mental health condition.  A predominant misconception is that schizophrenia is synonymous with having multiple personalities.  The myth likely originated from the word “schizo” meaning “split.”  However, in the case of schizophrenia, the “split” […]