Each fortnight bipolar bites looks at one specific topic that relates to bipolar and shares practical advice that can be applied immediately. Hosted by Emma she was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2014 which is why she has put this podcast together. Simple advice that is bite-sized from someone who actually understands what it is like to have bipolar.
Episode Karen Lewis
In this bonus episode, I will be talking with Karen Lewis from Australia.
Karen is a mum, coach, storyteller, and mental health advocate. She also has bipolar II. You can find Karen on Instagram at be_intentional_au
Karen and I met through instagram she reached out to tell me about her journey with bipolar and the thing that struck me was how positive she is. Karen told me she wanted people to know that they could have a good life and have bipolar and I thought that is a message so many of us need to hear especially when things aren’t going well for us.
So here to build us up is Karen.
Leaving your Job
In this episode, we explore what leaving your job is like, especially if you loved it.
You will also discover someway to make the experience easier for you.
If you think you have bipolar depression this one is for you.
In this episode we cover;
What bipolar depression is.
How do you know if you have bipolar depression?
What are some ways to help you through if you are suffering from it?
Julie A Fast's book that is discussed in this episode can be found here;
https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Done-When-Youre-Depressed-ebook/dp/B08S6LPL2D/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QA22C76T1WEMandkeywords=getting+it+done+when+you%27re+depressedandqid=1650528099andsprefix=getting+it+done+w%2Caps%2C271andsr=8-1 (Getting it done when you're depressed; 50 strategies for keeping your life on track. )
If you are newly diagnosed with bipolar then this one is for you!
This episode covers;
What it is like to be newly diagnosed with bipolar
I share my story
Tips on how to accept your diagnosis
Resources that you might find helpful.
Resources referred to in the episode are;
https://www.thenile.co.nz/books/ruth-c-white/bipolar-101-a-practical-guide-to-identifying-triggers-mana/9781572245600?gclid=CjwKCAjw9e6SBhB2EiwA5myr9vZcKc5K75lewqrgHaIuo7i5JFpsfRRg2kva3Ptx-GMQO_8pAYA_wxoCuSQQAvD_BwE (Bipolar 101; a practical guide to identifying triggers, managing medications, coping with symptoms, and more.)
https://www.thenile.co.nz/books/hilary-smith/welcome-to-the-jungle-revised-edition/9781573246958?gclid=CjwKCAjw9e6SBhB2EiwA5myr9nYaJLioGW_hazosv_q6tVRddpX2sLpMigBHVSmoGtRLgYJ-fav7thoCRK4QAvD_BwE (Welcome to the Jungle; Facing Bipolar without freaking out.)
https://www.thenile.co.nz/books/bruce-m-cohen/living-with-someone-whos-living-with-bipolar-disorder-a-pr/9780470475669?gclid=CjwKCAjw9e6SBhB2EiwA5myr9mIadhn7qENoeziIMk04kXPTGeWsctY784_3wu9RzVZhMgrVfPxcZRoCeIsQAvD_BwE (Living with someone who's living with Bipolar disorder: A practical guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers.)
Bipoloruk.org - it is the UK foundation for bipolar lots of great resources including an app for mood tracking.
The International bipolar foundation ibpf.org
bphope. com - it is a magazine set up for all things bipolar
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LOVE IT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE!
I love the format of small episodes and I love the raw and authenticity. As a podcaster and as someone with a bipolar diagnosis I greatly appreciate those that are brave enough to live in this podcast space and make their struggles known to others--I am inspired by listening to this podcast. It gives me great hope. I can't wait for more episodes!