While I’m not returning to my olden, golden days when I posted every day (blahpolar, can you believe I did that?) and I LOVED it, I might be posting more than 1/x for a while…we shall see.
Thanks SO much to my kind friend Aisling of Dublin over @ Bipolar Balance (a wonderful new blog!) for the shout-out and for an excellent, informative post about her personal experience with a support group. She delineates the benefits so well & it really is inspiring. Enjoy!!!
And have a great day!
p.s. I WILL read/reply to the lovely comments some of you wrote recently a.s.a.p. – prepping for the support group gobbled up my extra time/energy the past few days!
Well done Dyaneon setting up a bipolar support group in her area – a really brave thing to do.You inspired me to write this post about attending a support group. I attendedAware Ireland’sgroup for depression and bipolar for several years. Here’s what I gained:.
- Relief –that I didn’t have to pretend I was ok, spend time explaining bipolar to people or convincing someone that I was really sick – everyone just understood
- Observations – people from the group remembered me mentioning similar hallmarks of bipolar at different times of the year and brought my attention to possible mood shifts sooner than I had noticed myself
- Guidance – when first diagnosed my group gave me countless pieces of good advice to help establish better habits such as better sleep hygiene, exercise, managing the relationship with your doctors – doctors can be brief and short on time sometimes…
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