Hope you’re doing well today.
Hey I wanted to tell you that Pascale is okay after her surgery. Lots of people have asked how she is doing.
If you don’t know, Pascale was one of the key people that helped me get this all going. She was right with me from day one. She is
a behind the scenes person. She never on any calls, writes any thing, etc. She is just behind the scenes.
She doesn’t have any disorder or any family member with a disorder. She is a friend and decided when I started to help out.
Okay, I have some good news. The good news is, we are coming out with a ton of new stuff to help even more people cope and deal with bipolar disorder.
We are coming out with new videos, new podcasts, new articles, new reports, and new teleseminars.
Just keep reading these emails and you’ll get links to where you can get the material.
The reason is, I have hired some really, really, really, really good people recently.
I mean really good. Amazing people.
One particular person has accomplished in one month what I thought it would take six months. NO this person is not in a manic episode. They just are super smart and super organized.
I also have a new person on board that is doing some stuff to help me locally. This person is amazing and has saved me about 12 hours a week. That’s 12 extra hours that I can put into things like articles, videos, etc.
Anyway, let’s jump into today’s topic.
My ex-girlfriend, Jackie, had a major fire in her house.
She came home one day to a house that was half-burnt down!
They had been doing some contracting work on her roof and somehow the house caught on fire.
Anyway, when the fire trucks came, they used a whole lot of water to save the rest of the house.
Lots of stuff was damaged by both the fire AND the water!
Now, should the neighbors have stopped the water just to save Jackie’s house from the water damage?
Should Jackie have stopped the firemen from using the water to put out the fire just to save her house from the water damage to her house?
Of course not!
It’s like bipolar disorder.
Like the water damage being a side effect to putting out the fire…
Bipolar medication has its side effects, too – its just a result of having to take the medication.
But just like the water saved the fire which saved Jackie’s house, the bipolar medication saves your loved one’s life!
Now, I know I’ll probably get hate mail again (I usually do) because there I go getting on my soapbox again about how bipolar medication saves lives, and how if you don’t take it you might kill yourself, but it’s still true!
And I know people say I don’t understand, but I do!
In my courses/systems below, I talk about the side effects of bipolar medication, so, see? I do understand:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
But, yes, I still do promote taking medication for bipolar disorder because yes, it can save your loved one’s life.
Just like the water saved Julie’s house.
Was it pleasant? No.
Was it necessary? Yes.
Is taking medication, even though it has side effects pleasant for your loved one (so they probably complain about it)? No.
Is it necessary to save their life? Yes.
So they do have to put up with the side effects, and you probably have to put up with their complaining about it.
And I know you probably don’t like that.
And I DO understand that. I had to do that, too, with my mother. But it still was better than losing her!
And it’s better for you, too, isn’t it? Better than losing your loved one?
So the next time they complain about having to take their medication, about the side effects, remember that it’s better than them losing their life from bipolar disorder!
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the better good.
Just like Julie and her house.
She had to sacrifice water damage to her house just so the firemen could put out the fire.
Your loved one may have to sacrifice having to have some side effects so the medication will help their bipolar disorder.
And you may have to sacrifice some complaints so that your loved one’s medication will help their bipolar disorder.
Well, I better go now. I have to head off to the gym because tonight I have to volunteer with this mental health organization.
Catch you tomorrow.
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David Oliver is the author of the shocking guide “Bipolar Disorder—The REAL Silent Killer.” Click Here to get FREE Information sent via email on how and why bipolar disorder kills.