Bipolar :):

Amelia and Kelly

Bipolar Disorder/ Manic Depression

Bipolar Disorder is the feeling of depression with episodes of extreme highs and

mood swings that can range from depressing lows to manic highs.

Facts

  1. More than 3, 000,000 cases a year (very common)

  2. More than 40% can expect a full recovery , while 50% won’t see any signs

  3. Genes and abnormal brain structure and brain function is how someone can get it

  4. Bipolar can get medication, therapy, and ECT (shock) therapy people take herbal supplements

  5. To help someone you should be patient, encouraging, understanding about the mood swings, include them in activities, and remind them of positive thoughts.

  6. Doctor, mental health professionals, and hospital when an emergency are all available to help (Call doctor, call 911/ go to emergency room, hotline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)).

Demonstrating good mental and emotional health

1. Taking care of your body by working out 2-3 times a week, eating healthy and portion controls. Drinking water will give energy and keep the body hydrated so drink about 8 oz of fluids such as water a day.

2. Participating in more activities and social groups. This could help with making friends and lowering your stress level.

3. When doing homework and studying think of it in a positive way. Think happy thoughts and remember that it will alter help you, make you more knowledgeable and get better grades.

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Positive Self- Esteem

It is important to have a positive self-esteem because if you feel loved, and accepted yourself for who you really are then then it will affect your mental health.

Improve you self- esteem by...

look at your diagnosis for hope and

to believe in your potential

know it's not your fault

there are things you can’t change about yourself and you have to accept them

focus on good qualities about yourself

find an activity that you enjoy and do well

join a support group

learn about your diagnosis

avoid drugs and alcohol

who has bipolar disorder?

  1. Kanye West was diagnosed after his death 2007

  2. Demi Lovato was diagnosed in 2011 while in Illinois

  3. Ben Stiller was diagnosed in 2001, it runs in the family

  4. Ellen - after ABC production got canceled 1998

  5. Nicki Minaj- after she first started performing

resources


http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-easy-to-read/index.shtml

http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/factsheet/bipolar-disorder-myths-and-facts

http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/bipolar-depression/self-esteem-with-bipolar-disorder/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/causes/con-20027544




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