Keys to a strong support network

None of us are perfect. Even when we know what we ought to do, we don’t always follow the rules. It’s when we know the rules, but consistently ignore them, that things start to fall apart. This is most important when it comes to the people in our lives. When a person has a mentalContinue reading “Keys to a strong support network”

My difficulties in recognizing hypomanic red flags

The symptoms of mania are identifiable as being a serious change from the way a person normally thinks and acts. feeling overly upbeat, jumpy, or wired. having a decreased need for sleep talking very fast, often with racing thoughts feeling extremely restless or impulsive becoming easily distracted exaggerated sense of well-being and self-confidence (euphoria) engagingContinue reading “My difficulties in recognizing hypomanic red flags”

What is Mania?

REMINDER – I am not a mental health professional! My posts on this subject are based on my own experiences and information gained from years of therapy and personal research. The general description of bipolar disorder is that it is a mental health condition that causes extreme episodic mood swings that include emotional lows (depression)Continue reading “What is Mania?”