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How to Help Children Cope When Tragedy Strikes

bp Magazine
June 4, 2017

Here’s how parents can help kids feel safe and process grief and fear after a traumatic world event: Communicate right away In the event of something tragic that happens that will undoubtedly receive wide media coverage, it is best to have a conversation with your children immediately about what has happened. Instead of hearing from...


Bipolar & Hospitalization—When Treatment is Traumatic

Melody Moezzi
November 1, 2016

It can be hard to seek inpatient treatment when you feel like you’ve been burned in the past, but it’s worth it! I am not a patient patient. The second I’m hospitalized, I want out. While most of my many hospitalizations have been the result of a gastrointestinal tumor, a few have been psychiatric as...


Trauma: There Is Hope, You Are Not Alone!

Brad Hoefs
September 11, 2016

If you have bipolar disorder, chances are that you’ve experienced some trauma in your life. Just remember, there is hope. And you are not alone. This past Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11.  A day that forever changed the USA.  It is impossible to remember the anniversary of it without remembering the trauma of...


How Inflammation Affects Your Mood

Beth Brownsberger Mader
August 30, 2014

Researchers have established relations between inflammation and negative moods––affirming the old saying “we are what we eat.” About two months after the mid-May incident in which a hit-and-run driver crushed my collarbone, requiring surgery, and to date 3 ½ months of recovery, I began to fall hard and steep into depression. It was BAD.  Only...


The Connection Between Bipolar and Trauma

Karl Shallowhorn
July 17, 2014

“The important question to ask in psychiatry is not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” —Eleanor Longden Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” —John Watson   It is estimated that approximately 80% of individuals living with Bipolar Disorder have experienced some kind of trauma in their lifetime.  ...