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Fall Out Boy Singer Pete Wentz Opens Up About His Battle With Bipolar Disorder

For the millions of people who have been touched by some form mental illness, Pete Wentz has a message for you: It's OK to open up. The Fall Out Boy singer joined HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani earlier this week, where they discussed mental health stigma and the common misconceptions about what it means to treat the disorders. Show More Summary

Watch Michael Angelakos Discuss His Bipolar Disorder In New Mental Health PSA

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been very candid about his bipolar disorder after he had to cancel some tour dates following the release of their sophomore album Gossamer, and he’s even been awarded in the past for putting a positive face on mental illness. He’s part of Bring Change 2 Mind’s new PSA campaign [...]

Bipolar Treatment

last monthHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder causing abnormally severe, debilitating cycling of moods, thought patterns, and activity levels. Bipolar disorder typically emerges in the late teens or early 20s, although it has been known to affect children as young as 10.

Retro Report: Debate Persists Over Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders, Long After ‘Sybil’

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been diagnosed in millions of Americans, but is that a result of more expert diagnosis, or simply too frequent diagnosis?

It’s Not That I Stopped Thinking…

I’ve often attributed my success in managing bipolar disorder to the meditation practice I added to my treatment regimen years ago. While there’s no doubt that the noticing involved in meditation has helped me head off major episodes of mania and depression, I changed something else in my life at about the same time I […]

Amanda Bynes: "I Was Diagnosed Bipolar and Manic Depressive...I'm Fine"

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Amanda Bynes tweeted early this morning that she's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that she is taking her medication. Bynes has been tweeting and deleting various statements about her health since she was released from a psychiatric hold on Friday. Read more...

ThriveTracker Gamifies Mood Tracking With Real World Rewards

3 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

ThriveTracker, a new app developed by Adrian Cunanan, who has bipolar disorder, wants to encourage people to keep tracking their mood with a points system that can earn them real world rewards like gift cards and MP3 downloads. Read More

Living with Mental Illness: World Mental Health Day 2014

Living with any mental illness is never easy. Nowhere is this more true that when a person has to deal with the likes of schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Sometimes treatments don’t seem to work as effectively as promised. Other times we run into friends or family members just not really knowing how to act […]

Cartoonist Ellen Forney Documents Her Struggle with Bipolar Disorder in ‘Marbles’, An Illustrated Graphic Memoir

4 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Cartoonist Ellen Foley has illustrated her struggle with finding a way to treat her diagnosis of bipolar disorder without sacrificing her creative process in her self-described graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Show More Summary

Stuff I found while looking around

4 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

This week's link roundup featuring dogs, race, bipolar disorder, human trafficking, and exercise balls. And one very specific tweet that has me snorting. I'll let you guess which one.

Yoga May Help People with Bipolar Disorder, Reports Journal of Psychiatric Practice

People with bipolar disorder who do yoga believe their yoga practice has significant mental health benefits, reports a survey study in the September Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Former NFL Star Keith O’Neil Opens Up About His Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

Former NFL star Keith O’Neil has publicly disclosed his struggle with bipolar disorder and has been able to raise public awareness and provide help to others like him. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by intense shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, etc. Show More Summary

Passion Pit Frontman Responds To Henry Rollins’ Suicide Article, Says LP3 Is Almost Done

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been open about his mental illness before. He even won an award last year for increasing awareness and putting a positive face on his experiences with bipolar disorder. Angelakos took to Twitter to criticize Henry Rollins for his controversial editorial about suicide. (Rollins recently apologized for his words.) “Yes, [...]

Watch Swans’ Thor Harris Explain His Major Depression In A Great Short Documentary

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Mental Health Channel has a series called The Inside Story that profiles people who “reveal their mental health diagnoses and their paths to overcome them.” So far the program has covered panic disorders, bipolar 1, and bipolar 2. In the most recent episode, which covers clinical depression, the show profiled Thor Harris, best known [...]

Demi Lovato Sends Powerful Message About Mental Illness In New Video

"I'm a recording artist, author, song-writer and actress. I'm also living with bipolar disorder," Demi Lovato admits in a new PSA. The singer has always been refreshingly candid in sharing her personal struggles with mental illness.Show More Summary

Web therapy could be an option for bipolar disorder

One user says it has "significantly helped me to survive the blackest moments."

Pioneering online treatment for people with bipolar disorder

The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive -- and one said it had changed her life. Show More Summary

Robin Williams, Bipolar Sufferer, Dead at 63 Due to Suicide

When a person chooses suicide, it’s hard to accept that choice. Comedian and award-winning actor Robin Williams apparently made that choice earlier this morning. Robin Williams has long been a sufferer of bipolar disorder, a mental illness where the person fluctuates between episodes of extreme energy, focus and productivity (mania) and severe depression. Apparently, he […]

The first antipsychotic patch could replace medication

The NHS has begun a trial of the world’s first antipsychotic patch. As Mental Health Today reports, it will deliver a medication called asenapine, which is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder (a condition which includes elements of both bipolar and schizophrenia). Show More Summary

Your Smartphone Will Soon Know If You Have Bipolar Disorder

6 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

In the United States, 1 in 50 people over the age of 25 have some for of bipolar disorder. In fact, the United States has more cases of bipolar I and II per-capita than any other nation in the world.Researchers at the University of Michigan are now testing a new smartphone app for Android, code-named PRIORI, that can help detect if someone is having a bipolar episode. Read More

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