Mental Health Care Ladder

Psychiatrist | | Hospital Nurse (if in hospital) | | Therapist, Counselor, Psychologist | | General Practitioner | | Proctor or Home Care Nurse | | Self-Help Groups or Therapy Groups, Drop-in Centers | | Crisis Phone Line and Crisis Teams (only for emergency use) | | Pharmacist | | Reading Material

How I Manage My Manic Episodes

My husband is a great early detection system for me.  He usually can detect the subtle signs that I am on the verge of a manic episode.  It is a good way for me to prepare myself for the coming onslaught. I minimize my social responsibilities.  My husband takes over my social activities; he steers... Continue Reading →

Successful People

These successful people have all experienced depression or manic depression (bipolar disorder).  From the Bipolar Centre, McMaster University: Hans Christian Anderson Buzz Aldrin Rosanne IrvingBerlin Robert Burns Lord Byron Dick Cavett Winston Churchill Eric Clapton Leonard Cohen Charles Dickens Emily Dickenson Patty Duke T.S. Elliot F. Scott Fitzgerald Connie Francis Peter Gabriel Judy Garland Vincent... Continue Reading →

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