This page does not talk about recovery resources from all over the place, only those that are already available on this blog, so that one does not have to look up various corners in search for something. I repeatedly say that recovery is something most people can accomplish. But let me also say that most … Continue reading Recovery related resources on the blog
These are figures in a museum in Greece. My idea was to think of the word 'supporting' and look for an appropriate picture. I thought everything needs support- even the past needs support and appreciation before it can be preserved and presented to another time. This picture is representaional of that support. This is a … Continue reading Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice
Many a person- whether who suffers themselves or a family care-giver ask me what is the most effective, non-drug treatment in Mental 'Illness'. If I say offhandedly 'counseling' most are not able to understand why or how it can make a difference in a scenario where there is a 'chemical deficiency' in the brain. In … Continue reading Why I insist on counseling/dialoguing
Should bipolar people look to get off medication? How would you do so and what treatment do you advise? Yes, I would recommend that. But I would not suggest that you take a decision about this in a hurry, because even with medication many people remain quite symptom free and stable. However, medicines have side … Continue reading Getting off medication for Bipolar
People do not realize how their social environment impacts them- which is often adverse. To think that one is behaving in a manner which is not 'proper' in day-to-day life is to believe that we are automatons, or living in cocoons unaffected by the world around, which is never the case. Even if we are … Continue reading Anxiety : a ‘symptom’ of the times
alI am amused and surprised about the number of people who meet me and DO NOT ASK for directions. Of course nobody is an idiot to offer help without being asked for it! Certainly not me at 45 years! Yes, meeting someone who is recovered is an encouragement to most and they see, in person, … Continue reading Pave the way or ask for directions?
"my 19 years old older brother is suffering from bipolar disorder….we have already started his medication with psychiatrist…. …..mam can u suggest me some good treatment of this illness…." Since I have been repeatedly receiving queries of this sort, from someone with a loved one with a bipolar diagnosis, I am writing this post as … Continue reading ‘Treatment’ for Bipolar
There are may ways to support people with bipolar. One of the key things is to understand the relationship you are in with them. As well as your proximity. There can be two different outcomes from bipolar support- one which produces a recovery, and one which creates a life long dependence and disability. You have … Continue reading Support in bipolar