Managing Bipolar Disorder

Managing Bipolar Disorder

The bio-psycho-social-spiritual model is a comprehensive approach to alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Although the concept of bipolar disorder originated in the 19th century, the first effective treatments for the illness did not appear until the latter half of the 20th century. Biological: Medication for Bipolar Disorder Today the choice of medication in bipolar […]

3-2 Guide – Support Tips For Bipolar Disorder Caregivers

Support Tips For Bipolar Disorder Caregivers

Caring for someone with any illness can be taxing and difficult, but this is especially true in psychiatric mood disorders that have no easy and effective cures. A recent study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing surveyed 72 caregivers and showed that nearly half of the caregivers had high levels of psychological […]

How To Start Talking About Depression

How To Start Talking About Depression

Talking about depression can be easy, if you follow these six steps to helping someone open up. Starting the conversation about mental health can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Someone struggling may need the smallest gesture to pull them through. You have the tools to save someone’s life, even if you don’t realise […]

The Warning Signs Of Depression

The Warning Signs of Depression

You can support someone to get help with their mental health by watching out for these key signs of depression. It’s important to be aware of the warning signs of depression in someone before it becomes serious. Depression, or clinical depression, can manifest in other forms such as postnatal depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective […]

Finding balance and promoting well being within

Finding Balance & Promoting Well-Being Within

Make it from “one side to the other” successfully. Well-being and balance: two concepts discussed often in the mental health and medical field. Yet, these two concepts are so difficult at times to acquire and to master. Good news – you can master these skills, but just like with any other skill it takes practice. […]

Ability to detach

Ability to “Detach”

Let it go. The ability to detach from work and/or from home allows focus, helps to manage stress and responsibilities, and allows you to be present (whether it’s with clients/patients, co-workers, family, friends, etc.). Detach means to let go, or to disengage. In the mental health and/or medical field, this is incredibly useful and important. […]