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  • When you're having a bipolar episode how does it effect your creativity ? - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community - Part 4
    that doesn t mean you are disabled or lesser than anyone else For as long as we ve been friends you are always being creative with your words I enjoy reading your affectionate responses to people When our creativity becomes vitally important above almost everything else then we re entering into a deeper place where balance is sometimes difficult to achieve People who have bipolar are probably going to have episodes of being off balance no matter what Maybe this is why many of us are always dreaming up new ways to make things keeping a conversation going where there are no rules about needing to be stable and consistent July 3 2015 at 12 02 pm 120765 emma83 Participant I am not a creative person even during an episode but the hospital is big on art therapy and when the art room is open for all patients there isn t a spare seat They even have an exhibition every year that is written up in the community paper and the general public are encouraged to attend A lot of the art is for sale and some of it gets sold and I have been told that every now and again one of the artists gets a commission The art therapy courses are very popular and there is a waiting list to get into the program July 22 2015 at 3 25 pm 122237 krissytine11 Participant When I am having a depressive episode I have no creativity at all I m usually a light hearted person and I like to joke sometimes I can t do that during a depressive episode August 8 2015 at 2 58 pm 124324 holmes Participant I was looking through my portfolio the other day and saw some paintings i hadn t finished before i moved 4yrs ago i found my sketch books and i haven t been able to draw or paint for years now I was undiagnosed and unmedicated for years when i was always either working on a project whether light or dark I didn t have a lot of problems working when i felt good or reading when i felt bad But i ve been being medicated for the last few years and haven t felt the energy to either work on artwork or read or sketch ideas or anything whenever i d think about artwork i d get down but i have realized one thing i need a clean airy place to work so that is what i am working on this weekend My room was in a state that if a tornado hit it it would ve improved things The brief times i felt good i would do yardwork or spend money on stuff that ended up in my room along with everything else and making it impossible for me to what i should have been doing my artwork I have a couple projects i ve been brainstorming on and need to get finished but I never thought it

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  • just a little poem - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Stories K i d s All Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe 12 Views just a little poem Home Bipolar Support Group Topics Creative People just a little poem Search for Reply to this Discussion Start Your Own Discussion This topic contains 1 reply has 2 voices and was last updated by polarmouse 6 months 1 week ago August 4 2015 at 10 09 pm 123828 uscgvet Participant This is just me not suggesting it should be or can be everybody s approach I am out and proud I have bipolar disorder Some folks find this statement embarrassing The words trickle out into the middle of the conversation like an accidentally spilled drink winding its way along the table people move hastily to clean up what I said awkward phrases spill out into the silence But I am out and proud I know who I am I am created in the image of God Is God bipolar Maybe he sure has some moods When Jesus turned over the tables in the Temple or hollered at the Pharisees well I sure recognize outbursts like that I get like that when I am manic and for sure Jesus got depressed from time to time I see my suffering reflected in my Savior I am out and proud I am proud of me I am a survivor Not only of the time the pills didn t work and the gun didn t go off but of all the awkward silences in my life My family ah my family has never said the word bipolar to me out loud I am out and proud I am a warrior battling the stigma of mental illness waving my sword of open admission no shame in my words I am out and proud I am tough I am strong No one survives fifty years of mental illness who is weak but it isn t I who comes up with the strength but God God s strength is perfected in my weakness Paul knew what he was talking about I am out and proud Never do I feel less of a human being than my mentally healthy friends Most of them never try to make me so though nonetheless there is no open conversation No one says hey Dinah how s the bipolar treating you lately Some day they will Some day it will be as casual a question as is your cold better I am out and proud August 5 2015 at 1 26 pm 123926 polarmouse Participant Wow what an amazing poem I love it Thank you so much for sharing this Viewing 2 posts 1 through

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  • uscgvet | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home Members uscgvet active 5 months 3 weeks ago Activity Profile Friends 0 Forums Personal Mentions Favorites Friends Show Everything Updates Posts Comments Friendships Topics Replies Viewing item 1 to 6 of 6 items uscgvet started the topic I really need to hear your sugar experiences in the forum Group Bipolar Support 5 months 3 weeks ago I m BP1 thirty years I m 54 I ve always had a sweet tooth Never heard of it being a problem for BP until recently My psychiatrists have never said anything about it Caffeine yes sugar no Now I m on my own in the world no family they ran for the hills when I was diagnosed and so when I m down and need something nice to lift me up Read more uscgvet started the topic Has anyone had improvement by living on ex a farm in the forum bphope Forum Help Topics 5 months 3 weeks ago I live in Seattle in a small community of friends I work very part time and find most things too stressful to do I ve been BP1 for thirty years have been better for a few years but the last year I ve been going downhill I have the opportunity to go live on a small farm some of us are buying and do low key work veg gardens feed the goat Read more uscgvet started the topic just a little poem in the forum Bipolar Community for Creative People 6 months 1 week ago This is just me not suggesting it should be or can be everybody s approach I am out and proud I have bipolar disorder Some folks find this statement embarrassing The words trickle out into the middle of the conversation like an accidentally spilled drink winding its way along the table people move hastily to clean up what I said Read more uscgvet replied to the topic Let us Refuse to be Ashamed in the forum Group Stigma Busters 6 months 2 weeks ago Would it be ok if I posted a poem I wrote about this topic I m not sure where on the forum it should go uscgvet replied to the topic When to tell someone you re bipolar in the forum Support for Living with Bipolar Disorder 6 months 2 weeks ago I struggle with this so much I go on Craigslist from time to time and when I say upfront that I m bipolar they run for the hills I agree that it makes sense to get to know someone a little first but I also feel that if I wait he might then feel I ve been withholding

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  • Getting stuck and feeling like it's futile - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe 39 Views Getting stuck and feeling like it s futile Home Bipolar Support Group Topics Creative People Getting stuck and feeling like it s futile Search for Reply to this Discussion Start Your Own Discussion Tagged concentration Creativity distractions follow through This topic contains 3 replies has 4 voices and was last updated by outdoors4life 6 months 2 weeks ago July 30 2015 at 7 24 am 123121 incognitacreepa Participant What do you all do when you can t think straight concentrate or focus enough to be creative or complete the task at hand I m medicated not terribly strongly and sometimes I just feel like I m going to jump out of my skin July 30 2015 at 12 02 pm 123146 jasons Participant Your post begs a question how stressed are you For me the symptoms you describe have all been stress driven the more stress the more I could not concentrate think straight or focus on anything When I looked at my life I found that I was under a huge amount of self imposed stress Actually that is all stress ever is self imposed So I spent a lot of time taking a serious look at me and what I did to myself With the help of a great mentor and an incredible counselor I came to understand that all the stress I was feeling and which caused my inability to function was totally self imposed I hope this helps at least shed some light on your situation July 30 2015 at 1 32 pm 123162 polarmouse Participant Hi incognitacreepa Even though your not strongly medicated that doesn t mean you are on the correct medication if you feel like your going to jump out of your skin I have been on certain medications that have reacted the opposite of what they were prescribed for If it was suppose to calm me down it made me jumpy if it was to bring me up I started to become depressed Stress could also be the cause Perhaps you could keep track of your moods stress anxiety etc for a couple weeks than talk to your doctor or therapist about the results This may be give them a basis to figure out the problem Best regards PM July 30 2015 at 2 44 pm 123174 outdoors4life Participant Hi incognitacreepa I can completely relate to the feeling you are describing and for me it isn t stress related I think it s just part of having BP something that meds can help with but not completely cure or take away If this is happening while I m trying to complete a larger task I generally try to break it into smaller pieces and focus on one piece at a time Caffeine also seems to help me focus for whatever reason I agree with PM

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  • incognitacreepa | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
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  • Group for artists who paint. - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    could make the creative area capable of posting pictures so we could share our artwork Its still in the developing stage but hopefully one day One of my creative outlets is all kinds of art to include painting I actually came upon the painting late in life while taking an oil painting elective in my second round of college I absolutely loved it and what do you know I was good at it If I could I would make a room or outbuilding into an oil painting studio One of my works I completed in college is framed and hangs over our fire place I also work in gouache on a smaller scale of paintings My husband loves these and I have one framed he displays proudly and one I m working on Its easier to work with this medium since its not so toxic and easily cleaned up Unlike you I do not sell my work so rejection other than me critiquing my own work has not been and issue I can only imagine you putting everything into your work only to have some one be critical I don t take criticism well so it could be a problem for them anyway As we all know many BP people are creative in a variety of ways Painting seems like a very calming and relaxing one which also gives us something to get lost in other than our own minds June 11 2015 at 6 32 am 119598 entangledgirl Participant All my life I rejected drawing or painting because when I was a child my teachers were very hard at judging and evaluating my art works When I was 28 I went to an Urban Sketchers meeting and I liked so much that I decided to join Maybe I spent 20 years without drawing or painting just for pleasure At the beginning I was so afraid of being judged again but the group encourage me to keep going and some of the members were even surprised with the way that I used creativity to express myself and to share how I see the world even though I hadn t a good technique or basic artistic knowledege or skills I started with a B pencil and a scholar notebook drawing small things and nowadays I have filled several sketchbooks with watercolors and can t imagine a life without art With time I have learned that anyone has a valuable and special vision of the world that can t be judged Maybe the work itself has some mistakes regarding technique or perspective or proportions but Who cares The important thing is to enjoy by creating to express yourself to share your vision of the world Of course you can admit some suggestions OR NOT Beauty comes in strange ways and often it s not about perfection but authenticity So you can share your work Or not The first times will be a bit embarrasing but then you ll get over it Sometimes

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  • A Mothers Day Poem - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe 27 Views A Mothers Day Poem Home Bipolar Support Group Topics Creative People A Mothers Day Poem Search for Reply to this Discussion Start Your Own Discussion Tagged children family struggling This topic contains 2 replies has 3 voices and was last updated by whatwasthequestion 2 2 9 months 1 week ago May 10 2015 at 7 33 am 117860 polarmouse Participant I d like to wish everyone a Happy Mothers Day and share this poem I found my an Author named Cecilla The Struggling Mother Unselfish love every day It only grows it never fades Happy to see her offspring smile Even when it feels like she s ran 20 miles How she does it I do not know But she loves them to death for this she knows Another headache another tear She just wants someone to hold her near She doubts the future and her success And swears that her life is just a mess How she does it I do not know She deserves better this I know Keep on fighting til the end Even though you may break and even bend Look forward to a brighter day One that will temporarily wash those sorrows away Stay strong and you will see A better life is meant to be Always remember that someone admires you And acknowledges everything that you ve been through PM May 10 2015 at 8 17 am 117862 wonderwoman Participant Really poignant Pm May 10 2015 at 3 52 pm 117872 whatwasthequestion 2 2 Participant Hi PM We should always aspire to these heights concerning our families whether we are mothers or any other member especially the

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  • Gifted, numb (?) - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    time I felt this inner drive to do more to challenge myself intellectually but ever since I left high school I haven t been able to find anything to channel my energies into When it comes to the creative process I get numb Not long ago I discovered that I can identify with the label gifted and I had an epiphany that maybe these struggles that I identified are all related to giftedness I looked into Bipolar Disorder Type II too and I find it relevant to my mood swings and this constant questioning of values becoming idealist and then falling right back to disappointment mild depression melancholy Could this be managed if I could find some form of creative process or higher life goal that satisfies me I taught myself guitar I like singing reading and I m thinking about dealing with human rights but I oddly feel paralyzed and simply been doing nothing for about 3 years to achieve that Everyone wanted me to become a translator or interpreter but I quickly got disillusioned with that I feel like I want to do more but I also feel like I m incapable of sticking to anything and I have no idea how to continue my life this way Also I m worried about never finding a partner who would ever want to be with such a troubled woman and why can t I just simply be attracted to someone my age Thanks in advance for your advice or opinion January 28 2015 at 6 13 pm 114308 lilyautumn Participant I forgot to mention that at times when I m extremely anxious which happens all too often I just want someone to finally understand me After such periods I might get self harm thoughts specifically if I m near a river This doesn t happen too often but water s always been something that can relax me and for this reason I find it oddly attractive to just flow then I move on and see that this is not a solution but still this also worries me January 28 2015 at 7 03 pm 114313 polarmouse Participant I m not a physician and my response is based on my own experiences as a person with BP2 and growing up with a mom who was BP1 Hi lilyautumn It sounds like you have been in a lot of turmoil throughout your young life I would certainly suggest going to see a therapist counselor and share you concerns especially when you mentioned your self harm thoughts These thoughts could just be passing ideas and not something you would act on but it s better to seek a professionals opinion anyway I certainly can t tell you if you have a mental illness in particular BP2 I will let you know that not all mental illnesses manifest by a total breakdown Many can come about over periods of time with subtle symptoms It does seem to be true that those of us

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