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Bipolar Advantage

Bipolar Advantage

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Family Members - Helping Your Bipolar Loved One Foreword We received an email from someone who has two bipolar family members. The writer had noticed how often bipolar people on our forum stated that a loved one's behavior was not helpful or even created more problems. The reader asked, "What IS helpful behavior?

The Icarus Project The Icarus Project envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of 'mental illness' rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework. We are a network of people living with and/or affected by experiences that are commonly diagnosed and labeled as psychiatric conditions. We believe these experiences are mad gifts needing cultivation and care, rather than diseases or disorders. By joining together as individuals and as a community, the intertwined threads of madness, creativity, and collaboration can inspire hope and transformation in an oppressive and damaged world.

How to Recognize a Manic Episode or Hypomanic Episode of Bipolar Disorder If someone you know has or may have bipolar disorder, you need to know the signs that point to a manic or hypomanic episode. If you see a group of these behaviors, you (if possible and appropriate) or the individual in question should contact a doctor. Going to an emergency room may be the right choice, depending on how extreme the behavior is. Keep a notebook just for recording manic (and depressive) symptoms.

Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder (home) Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder: The Controversies[Updated 2/2014 with ISBD review. Controversy 3 updated in September 2009; all else is older. Reviewed for accuracy in October 2012] This page has been maintained for nearly 5 years. - A Self-Management Guide for Bipolar Disorder Caring for Someone With Bipolar Disorder Soon after Missy had her daughter, she stopped sleeping, going from eight hours a night down to only two or three. Her thoughts were racing, and she was going a million miles an hour. After a few nights, Missy’s husband Bill finally took her to the hospital. He couldn’t believe that one minute his wonderful wife seemed just fine and now she had become a patient in a psych unit.

Bipolar World Reversible 'Crochet Brioche' Hat Hello fellow crafty people. :) I have lost count of the number of crocheters who like the brioche hat and tea cosy but don't knit and have asked for a crocheted version. I wasn't aware of any crochet that looks like brioche. I put my thinking cap on and fiddled around a bit and this is what I came up with. So just for you folk who wanted it in crochet, here it is - finally. When I was making it several people thought it was knitted and then got a surprise when they saw me using a hook! Bosnian crochet hat Child size hat. Bosnian crochet is very tight and stiff so we need to use a larger hook so we don't hurt our wrists while making our hats too small! :-) With worsted weight and K hook, chain 72. join. 1-6. sl st in each back loop st in front loop around13-14. sl st in back loop around15-20. sl st in front loop around I'm going to explain the next few rows 2 different ways; one with numbers and specific counting per row, and this way, with a general guideline for the next several rows. *general guideline: 5 sl st in back loop, 5 sl st in front loop, repeat for rows

Nuuk Hat Crochet Nuuk Hat I have never been to Greenland before. But I picture someone would need a warm hat in Greenland’s capital Nuuk, when the sled dogs are howling against the cold wind and daylight hours are limited in the winter season. This is a free crochet pattern for a hat. You start at the lower edge and work up to the top. The lower part has a pretty pattern with front post double crochets in it. Teen/Adult Ribbed Cap - Free Crochet Pattern - Handcrafting With Love Materials needed: Worsted Weight Yarn. Approximately 3 ¼ oz. of main color and small amounts of contrasting colors for stripes. Crochet Hook size H. Crochet Baby Turban Pattern & Tutorial This quick and easy crocheted hat makes a great handmade baby shower gift. The hardest part might be choosing the color. A faux rib pattern gives the little turban added interest. Have fun!

5 Ways to Gain Control During a Manic Episode May 17, 2010 by Robin Mohilner In order to take control of mania you first have to be able to recognize that you are experiencing mania. Many people have a very difficult time doing this because the early and middle mania are pleasurable and productive. To recognize the early signs of mania please see my blog entitled, “Early Warning Signs of Mania: 6 Areas to Notice Mania on the Horizon”. Once you know the early warning signs and how to recognize mania, here are ways to intervene:

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