Suicide Warning Signs

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. September 5th-11th is National Suicide Prevention Week. And September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. One way you can show your support is by changing your social media profile pictures to a Suicide Prevention & Awareness Ribbon. The American Association of Suicidology and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline both …

Bipolar Disorder and Menopause

I recently had a birthday. A year from now I will be forty years old. Thankfully the prospect of aging doesn’t get me down. But unfortunately when you’re a woman, and especially if you’re a woman living with bipolar disorder, aging can impact your mood greatly. This is thanks to menopause. “Times of increased …

Identifying Bipolar Disorder Triggers

Bipolar disorder triggers are stressors, or really anything, that bring on or worsen bipolar symptoms and mood episodes. People with bipolar disorder tend to be more sensitive to various stressors and triggers than people who do not have bipolar disorder. And different things trigger different people. When I think about identifying bipolar …