Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Bipolar Medication Guide

If you have bipolar disorder, medication will most likely be a part of your treatment plan. Medication can help bring mania and depression under control and prevent relapse once your mood has stabilized. But taking medication is just one aspect … Continue reading

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Teen Depression a guide for parents

Teenage depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional melancholy—it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, self-loathing and self-mutilation, pregnancy, violence, and even suicide. But as … Continue reading

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How to help someone who is suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking … Continue reading

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Bipolar support and self help

Living and coping with Bipolar Disorder Although bipolar disorder tends to be a lifelong, recurrent illness, you’re not powerless. There are many things you can do to help yourself. Beyond treatment you get from your doctor or therapist or the … Continue reading

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10 subtle signs of Bipolar Disorder

When it comes to mental illness, there are plenty of stereotypes. But in reality, mood disorders can be hard to pinpoint—particularly in people with bipolar disorder symptoms. “Chalking it up to moodiness or trouble at work or tiredness is pretty … Continue reading

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Bipolar Mixed and Manic episodes

Manic Episodes Manic Episodes< In a manic episode, some people with bipolar I disorder may experience an elevated (extremely happy) mood. Others may feel very agitated and act uncooperatively and aggressively. A diagnosis for a manic episode includes an elevated … Continue reading

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Strengthening mental health in our communities 2014′

Statement of Mental Health America on “Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act of 2014” Contact: Steve Vetzner, (703) 797-2588 or svetzner@mentalhealthamerica.net ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 6, 2014)—Mental Health America today expressed its appreciation for the initiative and commitment to improving … Continue reading

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Welfare and mental illness types available

Checking your benefit entitlement The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and your local council are not obliged to inform you which benefits you are entitled to, which means it is your responsibility to ensure you are claiming all of … Continue reading

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Mental health and Creditors

It can be beneficial to inform creditors of any mental health issues which are affecting your ability to repay as it may change the way the creditors deal with your account. There are a number of different industry guidelines and … Continue reading

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