Bipolar Triggers

Articles and blog posts relating to triggers and living with bipolar disorder.

Blogs and Articles

What are Your High-Risk Triggers for a Bipolar Disorder Mood Swing?

Julie A. Fast
May 10, 2018

Learning your high-risk triggers is important so you can practice avoiding them to maintain stability.   By Julie A. Fast   I consider bipolar disorder a genetic illness. I was born with it and my symptoms showed up unannounced when I was in my late teens.  I didn’t control this. But I can control the...

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When to Quit What is Triggering Your Bipolar Disorder Mood Swings

Julie A. Fast
May 3, 2018

Understanding what can trigger bipolar disorder symptoms is important—and you shouldn’t feel guilty for avoiding what can make you sick.   By Julie A. Fast    Bipolar disorder is so easily triggered.  It’s a rough illness that way—even the things we look forward to can create serious mood swings. People get sick from planning a...

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Bipolar & Lifestyle: Top 3 Apps to Track Your Moods

bp Magazine
August 7, 2017

It’s true that people with bipolar disorder find it extremely helpful when they track their moods; here are three top-rated apps to help with that:   #1  iMoodJournal This app is part personal journal and part mood tracker; tracking not only mood, but also sleep and medications. It can also track symptoms and energy level...

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When People Want to Talk About Your Embarrassing Bipolar Memories

April Michael
May 30, 2017

It can be painful when traumatic bipolar memories are brought up in conversation. Here’s what to do when that happens: A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about how to handle bipolar flashbacks. Bipolar flashbacks can occur seemingly out of nowhere or they are can be triggered by something. Bipolar flashbacks are traumatic memories...

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3 Ways to Handle Bipolar Flashbacks

April Michael
May 16, 2017

Bipolar flashbacks can take a toll on the mind and body; but there are ways to manage this symptom   The past year has been remarkable in the lifecycle of my bipolar disorder because it is the first time I have experienced a total lack of symptoms. I could describe it as stability, or as...

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6 Ideas To Tackle Your Bipolar Mood Triggers

bp Magazine
April 21, 2017

Everyone has them, but triggers are deeply personal; here are six ways to tame yours: #1 Identify the stressors Learning what our hot buttons are is the first step toward developing strategies to tame your triggers. Be on the look out as to what tips you off balance? What’s the environment or activity? If you’re...

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Surviving The Holiday Period With Bipolar Disorder

Sarah-Kathleen
February 9, 2017

I’ve been without a manic or depressive episode for nearly 2 months now. It’s the first time in many years that I have survived the holiday period without questioning if I would even see the new year. It is because of my history at this time of the year I’m not the biggest fan of...

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How to Ditch Your ‘Bipolar Backstory’ and Get Well

Allison Strong
January 11, 2017

Have you ever wished you could just ‘grab’ your mind and make it happy? You Can! Read on to learn how.   By Allison Strong   When I went to bed on Christmas Eve, I hoped to be looking forward to the holiday, filled with anticipation. Instead, I was obsessed with a negative train of...

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Andrea Paquette

Jokes About Mental Illness and Suicide are not Funny

Andrea Paquette
November 26, 2016

People who have a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, are often thought to be dangerous, scary or criminal, but this is the furthest thing from the truth. It is not only respectful to take into account the people you are hurting by throwing around slanderous humor, but to get educated before you joke. It...

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SoundOFF! Sleep Schedules

BP Readers
November 1, 2016

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Since good sleep is vital to bipolar management what techniques do you use to balance out your sleep schedule?   DEFINITELY A MORNING PERSON. The majority of the time I am awake before the alarm goes off at 7 a.m. I love getting multiple tasks/errands done...

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