Bipolar Disorder and Social Anxiety. Yikes!

Hey guys, it’s Hannah. Social anxiety is the fear of social situations and it’s a major problem for a lot of people living with bipolar disorder, including myself; which I think those around me would be really surprised to hear. But when I’m depressed, I completely withdraw from friends and family and social interactions become extremely stressful. One person who […]

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Bipolar Disorder and Eating Disorders

Hey, what’s up, y’all? It’s Hannah. Eating disorders and bipolar disorder. We usually talk about them kind of separately, right? But in my life with bipolar 2 disorder, they are very much connected. And I told my self in 2018 that I was going to work on body and mind and open up about this part of my life with […]

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What is the Psych Ward?

Today I am going to talk to you about the psych ward. So like I said, today I am going to talk about psych wards. What is it? People use that term a lot, ‘I have been in the psych ward’, or ‘I am going to the psych ward.’, or ‘One of my friends is in the psych ward.’ And […]

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What is a Psych Ward? Mental Health Help with Kati Morton | Kati Morton

Today I am going to talk to you about the psych ward. So like I said, today I am going to talk about psych wards. What is it? People use that term a lot, ‘I have been in the psych ward’, or ‘I am going to the psych ward.’, or ‘One of my friends is in the psych ward.’ And […]

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Bipolar Disorder and Self-Stigma: What is It? | HealthyPlace

Hey guys. It’s Hannah. Self-stigma and bipolar disorder. What is self-stigma? Self-stigma is the bias and negative judgement that we impose on ourselves. If I describe it, it’s almost like looking in a mirror and there are all these negative words and beliefs that surround the mirror. And slowly, over time those negative beliefs start to warp your self-perception, your […]

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Bipolar Disorder and Relationship Patterns | HealthyPlace

Hey guys! It’s Hannah. Relationship patterns when you live with bipolar disorder. And I’m going to share my experience living with bipolar 2 in relationships and the patterns that I have seen personally. There are emotions involved from day one. So when you live with bipolar disorder, you communicate based off of your emotions. It’s our language. We gauge people’s […]

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Why People Don’t Talk About Mental Health

Hey guys. It’s Hannah. Thanks for tuning in. So, today we’re going to confront this question: Why is it hard to talk about mental health? Why is it hard to come forward about a diagnosis of bipolar, about a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or any mental health condition? And I came forward about my diagnosis of bipolar 2 a couple […]

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What Does a Person with Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

Hey guys. It’s Hannah. So I came out outside today. It’s lunch time. It’s a busy time. I’m looking around and I just randomly thought like: Out of all of these people, one out of five people have a mental health condition. So like 15 people are bound to have a mental health condition here – bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia. […]

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Finding Role Models with Bipolar Disorder

Hey guys. It’s Hannah. When I first got out of the mental hospital and received a diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder, one major challenge that I faced was finding role models. People with bipolar disorder who lived great lives and who were successful. Because when I left and the years right after, I felt like I couldn’t find any hope […]

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Hurtful Misconceptions about Bipolar Disorder | HealthyPlace

What’s up, y’all? It’s Hannah. Hurtful misconceptions when you live with bipolar disorder and the media. Okay, so obviously the media is not our best friend. It is but it isn’t. And they give a negative portrayal, especially of bipolar disorder, in the news and movies. And it’s so important that, for our own mental health, we stay away from […]

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