46 episodes

A blog of stories about living with bipolar disorder and surviving. Whether you suffer from mental illness, know someone with it, or are otherwise affected by it, this podcast offers real stories of hope and survival.

Bipolar and Surviving bipolarandsurviving

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A blog of stories about living with bipolar disorder and surviving. Whether you suffer from mental illness, know someone with it, or are otherwise affected by it, this podcast offers real stories of hope and survival.

    #42 - Negative Self-talk

    #42 - Negative Self-talk

    Negative self-talk can be brought about by many things.  No matter how strong you are, life can get to you and you may think of yourself negatively.  In this episode, I share my recent experiences with this, some coping strategies, and how I'm forgiving myself for not being perfect at handling life's stressors.

    • 20 min
    #41 - Eat, Sleep,

    #41 - Eat, Sleep,

    Caring for our basic physical needs is the basis for everything else in life.

    • 7 min
    #40 - Interview with Lauren Utley

    #40 - Interview with Lauren Utley

    Lauren Utley shares her story of living with Bipolar 1, the ups, the downs, and the gratitude she feels each day.
     
    Here are some useful links she recommends that you check out:
     
    NAMI Support Groups:
    https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Support-Groups


     
    DBSA Support Groups:
    https://www.dbsalliance.org/
     
    The Trevor Project:
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/

    • 38 min
    #39 - Self-sabotage

    #39 - Self-sabotage

    Self-sabotage is a common theme and practice in my life.  This is a negative but all-too-common practice in our society whether one has mental illness or not.  This episode discusses a few elements of this practice.

    • 9 min
    #38 - Abilify (Aripiprazole)

    #38 - Abilify (Aripiprazole)

    Abilify has been a long-time staple of my medication regimen.  However, to help solve my incessant drowsiness, I have begun tapering it with the approval and supervision of my psychiatrist.  Here is a brief explanation of my experience with Abilify.

    • 6 min
    Trailer - Bipolar and Surviving

    Trailer - Bipolar and Surviving

    This is a NEW trailer for the podcast!  I hope this helps explain what this podcast is about, and the topics covered.  Thank you for listening, and keep on surviving.


    To help keep the podcast ad-free, please consider supporting the podcast for just $1 per month via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bipolarandsurviving.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

GRØÖVY ,

Abilify episode really helped me.

Thanks for doing this podcast.

Sweetestmom04 ,

Very helpful

This podcast was very helpful. His approach is straight forward with honest discussion and practical tips.

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