In: Self Help

Pace Yourself for More Manageable Moods
April 3, 2017

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to pace yourself so that you can capture some of the…

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Hope and Self Efficacy – Gina
March 25, 2017

Believing you can create change in your life is the foundation for successfully making the change. Self efficacy is the sense that…

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Support for Depression – How to Get More
March 23, 2017

Many of the people I see feel that it’s very hard to get support for their depression. They may find it…

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Positive Emotions
March 19, 2017

We had a wonderful conversation (see the conversations tab on this site) with two smart young UC Berkeley graduate students in…

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Recovery from Bipolar
March 2, 2017

Planning for Recovery from Bipolar I recently came across a great account from a man living with Bipolar Disorder, Steven Propst….

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Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond
February 18, 2017

Bipolar 101, an online course hosted by Gateway Psychiatric begins March 17, 2017: Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond. The…

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Harm Reduction
February 2, 2017

Reducing the Harm of Substances in Your Life: A Harm Reduction Approach Have you noticed that your substance use is impacting…

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Interpersonal Effectiveness and DEAR MAN
January 28, 2017

For many people with depression, it can be hard to find an assertive, but not hostile, way of dealing with conflict….

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Facebook Friends May Save Your Life
January 21, 2017

Facebook friends may help you live longer. This is the surprising result of a recent study that received a lot of…

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Chronotherapy and Getting Up Early
January 18, 2017

Getting up early is one of the best ways of counteracting depression. And having a strong circadian rhythm is especially important for people with bipolar depression because their internal “clock” may be less powerful. But it can be a challenge making a change in your sleep cycle, especially if you have always been a late riser. …

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Starting the New Year Right
December 27, 2016

Starting Off the New Year Right: 5 Areas of Your Life to Implement Self-Care As we start off the new year…

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Coping with the Holidays – Gina
December 12, 2016

Coping with the Holidays: Having a Plan The holiday season can be a time of increased stress. It is often said to…

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Technology and Bipolar
November 26, 2016

Colin Depp recently gave a presentation on technology and bipolar as part of the excellent International Society for Bipolar Disorders monthly (free)…

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Coping with Political Uncertainty
November 15, 2016

Many of the people that I work with on a regular basis have been experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety related…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Friends and Purpose
October 24, 2016

Maff Potts spent his professional life working with charities for the homeless in England. But he was frustrated that all of his…

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Potential Catastrophe
October 12, 2016

What to do when catastrophe seems to loom just around the corner? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these…

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Surround Yourself with Happiness
September 16, 2016

We are truly blessed to have Deborahmichelle Sanders’ permission to run some abstracts from her book The Complete How to Repair…

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The Complete How to Repair Your World Toolkit
September 13, 2016

A wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and…

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Sleep Apps Reviewed by the New York Times
July 19, 2016

Apps to monitor and improve sleep were recently reviewed in the New York Times. Using an app to try to improve…

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