How’s it going? Yesterday I spoke with a person
that is yet another incredible bipolar success
story. This person actually started on my list
a long time ago. Way back when I first started.
Sometimes I forget there are actually people
who have actually been on my list for a long,
Anyway, this person started on my list and wasn’t
stable. He didn’t really have any supporters
because he had made them all mad. He said that
basically he started getting my f.ree mini course
which he told me kind of was a little “messed
up” because at one point I had to delete it all
and put new messages in and when I did that,
for many people it was out of sequence.
NOTE-When I first started this, I didn’t even
know how big it would get. Pascale actually helped
me and we put some stuff together and then we realized
that he had a lot more stuff to add to the bipolar
mini course. So when we went to add more material,
we realized we had to delete what he had already.
But then people missed a bunch of messages but
there was nothing I could do. It was a mess.
But eventually it all worked right.
Anyway, this person read over my mini courses
but couldn’t afford to get my course. He said
that although I didn’t send daily tips
I had a lot of great information he never saw
He said one of the best things he did was try
to find a doctor that was good. He said that
he got ideas on what to ask the doctor and that
some doctors were bad. He eventually found one
and was totally honest with the doctor about
how he wasn’t doing well, his suicidal thoughts,
his violent thoughts and the fact he USE to not
take his bipolar medication right.
But he told the doctor he would follow his orders.
He said that they tried a bunch of stuff and
he didn’t feel really right but eventually after
many months he became stable.
He said that eventually he saved up and got
my bipolar survivor course which was it’s name
back then and now it’s the bipolar success course
He told me it was rather odd that when he was
at support group meetings that he never really
met any people doing well.
I don’t find that odd myself, I find that the norm.
Unfortunately at support groups, they attract the people
generally doing the worst. It’s sad but true. I volunteer
at a ton so I should know. I think the reason is,
the people doing well with bipolar disorder are busy
with their lives and they don’t “give back” and go
to the support groups. The supporters who’s loved ones
are doing well don’t give back either and the only
show up when their problems.
So generally the room is filled with lots of people
who have problems. It can kind of get discouraging.
BUT LET ME TELL YOU.
If you ever think, “Are there any successful people
with bipolar disorder or caregivers?” The answers is
YES! There are lots of them but they don’t advertise
themselves. The most successfully you know may have
bipolar disorder. The thing is, if you have bipolar
disorder and you are a success, you are stable and
don’t look like you have bipolar disorder.
Anyway, I wanted to make this point about bipolar
They guy did tell me in the survivor course, that
the bipolar success interviews really gave him
hope as to how well he could do.
I was really excited because that was the reason
I put them in there in the first place. I wanted
people to hear what success people with bipolar disorder
sound like and what they do. I knew for the average
person it’s almost impossible to meet successful people
with bipolar disorder.
Most people don’t have the time or money to go out
and find them.
Anyway, I was really happy that this person was doing
well and most importantly has been doing well. I hate
the I am doing well for a month but then I stop doing
everything I am suppose to and start doing poorly
stories. That really depresses me.
SUPPORTING AN ADULT?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
So in summary with this bipolar success story:
-He took action to become stable
-He made a decision to become stable
-He found a good doctor
-He was totally honest with his doctor
-He was patient with the bipolar medication to work
-He trusted his doctor
-He got information on how to manage his bipolar disorder
-He continues to invest in himself by getting more information
on bipolar disorder and paying for doctor, therapy and medication.
-He has a positive attitude
Those are the key things I pulled out of the talk with him.
I know that lots of people on my list are kind of down
because either themselves of their loved ones aren’t doing
well. BUT, there is hope. On my list there are thousands
of people doing well. I try to point out these stories
so you can learn from them.
Well I have to take off. Catch you tomorrow.
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