How to function with low energy from bipolar depression: 1. Get out of bed. It’s the last thing you want to do but it is really important that you do not stay in one place all day. It can actually make you feel worse to stay put. 2. Take some space. If you feel like you need … Continue reading Surviving Bipolar
Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?
Psychiatric Service Dogs assist handlers who have a mental illness or psychiatric disability. Psychiatric Service Dogs are often cross trained for other specialties, too. Provide Medication RemindersLay Across Handler to Provide Deep Pressure Therapy During Panic AttacksProvide Tactile Grounding Via Nuzzling or LickingApply Gentle Teeth Pressure to Forearm to Interrupt Dissociative EpisodeAlert Handler to Episodes … Continue reading Psychiatric Service Dog’s Tasks
I recently have become obsessed with getting a psychiatric service dog (PSD). Whether it is fortunate or unfortunate for my bipolar mind that the process can take anywhere between 6 months and up to 2 years. That doesn’t jive too well with my need for instant gratification. However with my bipolar obsession, I’ve done a … Continue reading Psychiatric Service Dogs
Just letting everyone know that I am still around and will be putting out a new podcast soon. I’ve had a rough few months but I feel up to producing more of The Bipolar DM.
Due to a storm that rolled through my area last weekend, my internet was fried. Fortunately I have my phone to continue to post my blog. But I cannot upload my podcast until the apartment complex replaces all the routers in the complex. The official line from management is that it will be out until … Continue reading More technical difficulties