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Voted one of Feedspot’s Top 10 Bipolar Disorder Podcasts on the web.

The Bipolar Battle is here to empower those living with bipolar disorder to live the life they deserve.

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1, John Poehler discusses anything and everything related to bipolar disorder. This is his online diary.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, a seasoned veteran, a loved one, or merely curious about bipolar disorder, this podcast is for you.

John is an award-winning blogger, award-winning mental health advocate, and published author of the book This War Within My Mind. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-poehler/support

The Bipolar Battle John Poehler

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    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

Voted one of Feedspot’s Top 10 Bipolar Disorder Podcasts on the web.

The Bipolar Battle is here to empower those living with bipolar disorder to live the life they deserve.

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1, John Poehler discusses anything and everything related to bipolar disorder. This is his online diary.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, a seasoned veteran, a loved one, or merely curious about bipolar disorder, this podcast is for you.

John is an award-winning blogger, award-winning mental health advocate, and published author of the book This War Within My Mind. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-poehler/support

    Authors John Poehler and Oliver Seligman discuss how to live a fulfilling life in spite of the challenges that Bipolar Disorder brings

    Authors John Poehler and Oliver Seligman discuss how to live a fulfilling life in spite of the challenges that Bipolar Disorder brings

    John Poehler and Oliver Seligman Discuss How to Live a Fulfilling Life When You Have Bipolar Disorder.

    Oliver has written a book called Befriending Bipolar: a patient's perspective. This book gives a unique and engaging perspective on living with a mental illness; describing the euphoric highs, hellish depths and brutally confusing psychoses, as well as sharing what has worked for him and what hasn't. Befriending Bipolar is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/35kYQKW 

    Oliver's website: www.befriendingbipolar.co.uk

    Oliver's YouTube: https://youtu.be/-f5tNi88-ow

    John has written a book called This War Within My Mind. It is a game plan that will change the way you view bipolar disorder. It starts with simply changing the way you see yourself. You are a warrior. A bipolar warrior. It is within you to take back control of your life and your illness. As a warrior, it is imperative that you train both your mind and body. If you want to manage your bipolar disorder, you need to fight it on a daily basis with the right tools and support. John Poehler is an expert in managing his own personal bipolar disorder. He hopes his ideas, suggestions, and thoughts will offer you guidance and support. This War Within My Mind is available on Amazon by CLICKING HERE.


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    • 47 min
    Interview With Fellow Author And Bipolar Warrior Oliver Seligman

    Interview With Fellow Author And Bipolar Warrior Oliver Seligman

    Diagnosed with bipolar type one at seventeen, Oliver Seligman has battled with euphoric manias, suicidal depressions and bewildering psychoses, as well as the side effects of psychiatric medication. Having spent time in mental hospitals in Norway, Australia and the U.K, he has experienced a range of approaches to bipolar and has tried many forms of alternative treatment and a variety of medications. At one point, after four years of continuous depressions, psychoses and manias, it looked as if all was lost. However, by giving up the fight and learning to accept his illness, Oliver managed to turn his life and his relationship with bipolar around.


    Oliver has written a book called Befriending Bipolar: a patient's perspective. This book gives a unique and engaging perspective on living with a mental illness; describing the euphoric highs, hellish depths and brutally confusing psychoses, as well as sharing what has worked for him and what hasn't. Befriending Bipolar is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/35kYQKW 

    For the last six years he has been well and able to enjoy a stable and fulfilling life. He now spends his time writing, giving inspirational talks on mental health and teaching people to find peace through meditation. 

    Oliver's website: www.befriendingbipolar.co.uk 

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/-f5tNi88-ow 

    Instagram: @befriending_bipolar


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    • 31 min
    Tristan Miller from the "Positive and Negative Podcast" Joins John Poehler from "The Bipolar Battle, Inc."

    Tristan Miller from the "Positive and Negative Podcast" Joins John Poehler from "The Bipolar Battle, Inc."

    Tristan Miller is an actor, comedian, and podcast host. Tristan is the creator of Manic Impressive, an hour of stand-up comedy.   

    Ways to get in touch with Tristan: 

    Website: www.tristanjmiller.com 

    Twitter: @tristanjmiller1 

    Instagram: @tristanjmiller 

    TikTok: @tristanjmiller 

    David Lynch Foundation  davidlynchfoundation.org


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    • 32 min
    Simple Tips To Get Through A Depressive Episode

    Simple Tips To Get Through A Depressive Episode

    John is a big believer in taking action to prevent a mood episode. However, what do you do when you are in a depressive episode? John discusses some suggestions to help you get through.


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    • 8 min
    You Can Heal From Trauma Now: Sharon LaFlamme Joins John To Discuss Trauma And Mental Health

    You Can Heal From Trauma Now: Sharon LaFlamme Joins John To Discuss Trauma And Mental Health

    Meet Sharon Laflamme.  Facilitator/founder of Creating Serenity, LLC.  

    Sharon has taken her life's passions of human behavior, health, nutrition, yoga, meditation and incorporated them into creating an internal space for healing. Healing herself and others has been a lifelong passion. Her journey through childhood trauma created a need to heal, and as an empath, that meant everyone she was in contact with. She became a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner where she helps transform pain into peace, where trauma symptoms resolve, and clients feel integrated and whole. Vitality is restored, clients finally feel at home in their body. 

    Sharon works with people with childhood trauma, resolving the many health issues that present, due to the nervous system's dysregulation.  She is a seeker of knowledge & evolution, a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, with a Associates Degree in Chemical Dependency, Ayurvedic/Functional medicine advocate, a summit presenter, podcast guest speaker and she is on the board of LoveMakers Foundation.

    You can view Sharon's YouTube channel by clicking HERE.


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    • 53 min
    A Candid Chat with Willa Goodfellow, Best-selling Author of Prozac Monologues: A Voice from the Edge, and Mental Health Advocate

    A Candid Chat with Willa Goodfellow, Best-selling Author of Prozac Monologues: A Voice from the Edge, and Mental Health Advocate

    John Poehler chats with Willa Goodfellow, who is the author of Prozac Monologues: A Voice from the Edge.

    Ways you can connect with Willa:

    Twitter @WillaGoodfellow

    Instagram @WIllaGoodfellow

    Website https://willagoodfellow.com/

    Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/WillaGoodfellowAuthor/


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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Excellent! Vital.

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Informative and to the point!

Thank you for clearly explaining and giving examples! Very helpful!

Kris90467 ,

Excellent & Accurate - Finally!

The first show that I’ve listened to that I could really relate to and know the speaker had a broad understanding (from lived experience) of Bipolar 1, as I do (Bipolar 1 w/ psychotic features for 40 yrs). I’m brand new here, but would be honored to interview you in the future. Lisa, The Bipolar OG

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