How’s it going?
I hope you are doing really well and have a great day.
Yesterday I saw a lot of responses about my daily email about bipolar and the true cost of working with bad people.
I am going to write a daily email about all the advice I get and why I can’t listen to most of it.
I do however get VERY good advice from many people on my list but not the majority—it similar to if you go out and talk about bipolar disorder—you’ll find the vast majority have no idea what they are talking about.
Someone asked me how I am able to do these daily emails every day.
I must say it’s hard work. There is no magic or automated system. It takes 1 to 1.5 hours EVERY day. Every since I started. I have not been able to sleep in ever.
It’s kind of stressful because I always have to think about doing it the next day.
I am working on a system to be able to send it faster. There is the writing part and the actually system that delivers it. It takes 15 minutes to get that system going so I am working to reduce that to a minute or two. But writing still will take 1 hour.
Anyway, I just saw a post on my blog. It talked about how sometimes the side effects from this person’s bipolar medication was worse than the bipolar disorder.
Do you think this is true many times? Think about it, then scroll down….
I disagree. Here’s why? What’s the worse that bipolar can do to a person? Scroll down for the answer.
NO CHEATING KEEP SCROLLING
That’s right. Statistics show that up to 20% of people with bipolar disorder attempt suicide.
Many say it’s more than that. Lots of people who are in jail have bipolar disorder.
Are side effects worse than death? I don’t think so.
Take Michele Soloway’s sister (Michele works for me), is DEAD.
What’s worse — her sister’s death or the side effects she might have been having?
In my course/systems, I talk about how to get a handle on side effects, whether you are a bipolar supporter or survivors.
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
There are strategies for BOTH groups of
I’m not disputing that sometimes the side effects of medications are really bad. I know they are. My mom is on medication.
But at least my mom is ALIVE!
There are so many people that simply do NOT get this idea. Death is final. The end. You don’t come back. Etc.
Medications keep people alive. YES there can be side effects but there are many options. Work with your doctor and therapist. Report side effects. You can get on something that keeps them to a minimum. But remember the alternative.
And if you don’t care about your life, you may not take your own, you might take someone else’s. Just go to google and run a search on murder and bipolar disorder or killed and bipolar disorder and look how many results come up—people who stopped taking their medication.
Agree or disagree?
I know for sure I will get tons and tons and tons of hate mail for writing this because people will say I am part of the pharmaceutical conspiracy : )
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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.