Let’s talk about little red flags. Little red flags are all of the little signs and symptoms that indicate that you are not coping. My therapist explained them to me by drawing this picture of a cliff edge. Over the cliff, right down the bottom lives depression. You don’t want to go there. On the […]
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When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2 disorder back in 2008 I became very vigilant about taking my medication. I made sure that I took the tablets that I was prescribed and I made sure that I took them at about the same time every day. So rarely would I miss a day’s […]
A little bit of fear is a good thing. It keeps us safe and tells us when to run. But have you ever been so afraid that you are paralysed into inaction. And worse, has that fear been completely and utterly irrational? If this sounds like you, then maybe you have let fear drive your […]
Something that I suck at is asking for help. When I’m well I find it so hard to do, but when I’m depressed it’s damn near impossible. I can’t tell you how I’m feeling, what I want to eat, when I want to go to bed. It is simply far too hard to tell you […]
Anger is a very normal and helpful emotion. It stops us from continuing dysfunctional behaviours and assists us when our self assurance is being compromised. But anger is a brief emotion. It is not meant to stay with us for a long time. Have you ever held onto anger about something because you just didn’t […]
I want to share with you an awakening that I had this week. I found it profound and life-changing and hope that you might appreciate it. It began like this. For months now I have disliked driving. I’ve slowly been becoming a menace on the road. I’m aggressive, impatient and downright inconsiderate. I would not […]
This week I wanted to share with you my favourite poem by Portia Nelson that I feel really sums up what it is like to live with and recover from bipolar disorder. I know this may not have been the original intent of the poem, but for me it tells of how in recovery we […]
I don’t remember when I had my first ever panic attack. For a while there they happened every week. That intense, overwhelming feeling of impending danger takes over you and you become completely frozen in fear. Everything around you slows down as if you’re living in slow motion. Your heart feels like it is going […]
The fifth golden rule is all about setting a plan for the day and including fun activities that are going to help you get moving and off the dreaded depression couch.
I love food that is high in fat and sugar especially chocolate. When it comes good mental health Eating a good nutritious diet is the key.