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Struggling with Self-Defeating Thoughts

Susie Johnson
November 3, 2020

Throughout my life, I have told myself, “I can’t do this.” At the worst points, I believed myself. So, I’ve been working on replacing that negative mindset with the belief that “I can!” And it’s been a journey. I recently reflected on something it seems like I struggle with all the time: self-talk. The way...

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Words of Wisdom: Mantras That Empower Me Every Day

Lynn Rae
December 27, 2019

Of the many strategies I’ve used to manage my symptoms, one that stands out—and I continue to fall back on—is focusing on positive, motivational quotes. They give me strength when I need it most! Whenever I find a saying that resonates with me, I write it on a cue card and display it in my...


5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Bipolar Care

bp Magazine
November 15, 2016

Self-managing your health care means enhancing existing treatment to better deal with your bipolar disorder. Dr. John F. Greden offers these five tips to participate in your own wellness: #1 Keep track of how you are doing You can create a chart or graph on paper to monitor your daily moods, but many smartphone apps...

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Practically Positive: Transforming Your Negative Thinking

Sasha Kildare
October 4, 2016

These simple, yet, surprisingly powerful strategies to break free of the loop that links bipolar depression, anxiety and negative thinking may just transform your life.   There’s a well-established loop between dreary outlook and depressed mood—so learning to shift out of negative modes such as pessimism, catastrophic escalation, and destructive self-talk can improve your mental...


Ask The Doctor: Self-Management & Recovery

John F. Greden, MD
September 28, 2016

Medical professional Dr. John F. Greden teaches us the importance of self management I’m in treatment, so why do I need self-management? The treatment team that includes you is the most powerful team! Self-management has a proven track record of effectiveness for people living with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma, and is being...


The Constant Conversation

Beth Brownsberger Mader
June 22, 2013

If I am really honest, I should admit that talking/writing about bipolar, and how it connects to everything in my life, seemingly ALL THE TIME can get tedious and well, frankly, sometimes just plain boring. It certainly gets that way at times, I am told, for my support team, especially for those closest, like my...