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  • Raising kids with bipolar: Medications and disclosure | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    illness Should we tell her Are we better off keeping things confidential S FL Dear Sophie Deciding whom to tell is one of the most challenging questions a parent will encounter in dealing with a child diagnosed with bipolar disorder Clearly when a child has a history of acting out concerns are raised about keeping the child and school mates safe School personnel should be informed and knowledgeable about behavior and safety issues that may arise If the behavior is inappropriate but not aggressive the child may end up bullied or victimized which again could create problems in the classroom Richard McGowan former supervisor for the Buffalo public school system s special education department said if the disorder is affecting your child s behavior teachers unaware of the diagnosis will simply be responding to the behavior Sit down with the teacher but don t stop there Share it with the principal so that both of them are fully educated about the disorder and how it affects the child McGowan advised If the problems are happening in the class room they are likely happening in gym art and the lunch room too So other school staffers should know about the condition as we ll Some districts have a school psychologist or social worker available for children with emotional disorders They too should be informed of the diagnosis and may prove to be an asset in helping the teacher understand the situation Undoubtedly the more supports you put in place for your daughter in school the better it will be for her It may be up to you to help in the educating process for school personnel Books brochures and reference Web sites www bpkids org are helpful for teachers school aids and even psychologists who are trying to understand and deal with the bipolar diagnosis in children Others who may need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of your child include babysitters camp personnel scout leaders and close family and friends With the right team in place you can make things more comfortable for your child and the entire family Code bphopekids Printed as Parent to parent When a child hides his medications Fall 2004 Tagged with bphopekids disclosure fall 2004 medication About the author Judy Lederman Has 3 Articles Judy Lederman is the coauthor of The Ups Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child A Survival Guide for Parents Simon Schuster November 2003 available at bookstores and on Internet sites including www parentingbipolars com LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Message First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email RELATED ARTICLES What s your Bipolar number January 20 2016 12 01 am When I hit the big 30 I thought my life was over Unmarried childless and hellishly depressed Of course I didn t know I had bipolar at Creating healthy lifestyles for children with bipolar January 5 2016 9 06 am Good sleep a healthy diet and

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  • Allison Strong | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Goals Stress Management Talk Therapy Wellness Management Plan Relationships Caregivers Dating Family Forgiveness Friends Parenting Children School Spouse Partners Stigma Work Hope Celebrities Hope Inspiration Motivation Religion Faith Spirituality Success 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 Home Blog Posts and Articles by Allison Strong Allison Strong Allison s background includes going to Stanford on a volleyball scholarship professional beach volleyball acting in TV Film and radio announcing for alternative rock stations When she had her first manic episode she went inpatient in Salt Lake City Utah She mailed job applications from the facility and landed at a local station She loves the emotional honesty of The Smiths Nirvana The Cure etc and follows new music today Later Allison worked in Phoenix at The Edge and KUKQ The Alternative while writing for The Arizona Republic and Hits Magazine In 2000 she experienced mixed moods and psychosis On vacation in Florida she was hospitalized twice and moved there finding a good psychiatrist support groups and her husband Michael Allison also writes for International Bipolar Foundation IBPF NAMI org and Florida Peer Network News Her personal blog is Rebel With A Cause at bipolarbrainiac wordpress com Twitter bipolarbrainiac She s thrilled to join bphope com Top Blog Posts by Allison Strong Bipolar Disorder Surviving The Spin Cycle By Allison Strong December 17 2015 12 01 am Mission Statement To show how human interaction relieves Bipolar Depression If human exchange was currency it s the most devalued coin on earth Our world is Read more Bipolar Strong Me My Metabolism and The Market By Allison Strong January 28 2016 12 01 am Purpose statement Honoring feelings is healthier than stuffing them with food Grocery shopping is combat for me an odd fight with no other side It s Read more Recent Posts by Allison Strong Bipolar Strong Me My Metabolism and The Market By Allison Strong January 28 2016 12 01 am Purpose statement Honoring feelings is healthier than stuffing them with food Grocery shopping is combat for me an odd fight with no other side It s Read more Bipolar Disorder Surviving The Spin Cycle By Allison Strong December 17 2015 12 01 am Mission Statement To show how human interaction relieves Bipolar Depression If human exchange was currency it s the most devalued coin on earth Our world is Read more CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer

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  • Andrea Paquette | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Back Recipient in the Mental Health category the winner of Victoria s 2013 CFAX Mel Cooper Citizen of the Year Award and the 2013 Winner for mental health Mentorship given by the National Council for Behavioral Health Washington D C She is grateful for having the opportunity to share her personal message that No matter what our challenges we can all live extraordinary lives Top Blog Posts by Andrea Paquette Managing my State of Hypo mania in Bipolar Disorder By Andrea Paquette October 16 2015 12 01 am It is true I do not ride that normal mood wave all the time and there are countless instances in my life where I feel Read more The Problem of Defining Bipolar Disorder as Mood Swings By Andrea Paquette October 30 2015 11 01 am There is an inherent problem with bipolar disorder being defined as simply having mood swings because it diminishes the experience of the person who has Read more When Living with Bipolar Disorder Changes Your Life By Andrea Paquette August 5 2015 12 01 am Having bipolar disorder comes in a variety of forms for different people and it is much more than just having depression and mania It is Read more Recent Posts by Andrea Paquette Embracing and Accepting Your Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis By Andrea Paquette February 5 2016 9 00 am I have been pondering many thoughts around the concept that life is uncertain on so many fronts and certainly for those who have been diagnosed Read more Loving a Family Member who has Bipolar Disorder By Andrea Paquette December 25 2015 1 00 am Today is Christmas day and what a better time to talk about loving your family and sharing my personal story about my recent experiences with Read more Having Bipolar Does not Spell Financial Doom and Gloom By Andrea Paquette November 26 2015 12 00 pm Black Friday is among us and many people seem all too eager to pull out their credit cards and rush into a spending frenzy There Read more Self Management in Youth with Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Youth Action Project By Andrea Paquette November 12 2015 10 00 pm Bipolar disorder has an onset that typically occurs in young adulthood so youth living with bipolar disorder are a target group for early intervention and Read more The Problem of Defining Bipolar Disorder as Mood Swings By Andrea Paquette October 30 2015 11 01 am There is an inherent problem with bipolar disorder being defined as simply having mood swings because it diminishes the experience of the person who has Read more Managing my State of Hypo mania in Bipolar Disorder By Andrea Paquette October 16 2015 12 01 am It is true I do not ride that normal mood wave all the time and there are countless instances in my life where I feel Read more Challenge Your Bipolar Disorder Challenge Yourself By Andrea Paquette September 19 2015 10 48 pm Upon receiving a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

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  • April Southworth | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home Blog Posts and Articles by April Southworth April Southworth April lived undiagnosed with bipolar disorder for ten years until 2013 As a teenager she was diagnosed with depression anxiety obsessive compulsive disorder anorexia and bulimia Finally after a long mania ending in psychosis she was hospitalized and diagnosed with Bipolar I This eventually led her to learn as much as she could about her diagnosis She became an advocate for bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses April is a resource person for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders and serves as an eating disorder recovery mentor through MentorConnect ed org She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Non profit Management from DePaul University in Chicago IL and works as a Residential Counselor at a halfway house April lives in New York where she also works on her personal blog and side project Redefining Stigma in Mental Illness at https april southworth squarespace com Top Blog Posts by April Southworth Mania or Depression Signs Things May Be Breaking Down By April Southworth December 22 2015 12 01 am I saw this sign the other day and it really resonated with me Personally I know that an unmade bed is definitely a sign of Read more A Letter to My Depressed Self By April Southworth December 8 2015 12 01 am Dear depressed April I know you are in pain I know this is more than you want to handle right now and I know you re Read more The DSM 5 Bipolar Diagnosis How I Found My Designer Label By April Southworth January 5 2016 12 01 am Recently I was talking with a friend about labels Some people don t like labels Others do I for one LOVE labels Gucci Prada Chanel Balenciaga Read more Recent Posts by April Southworth Bipolar Letting Love In By April Southworth February 2 2016 12 01 am Several years ago I made the decision to choose God in my life I accepted Jesus had a water baptism and felt ready to put Read more Bipolar Disorder and the Marriage Go Round By April Southworth January 19 2016 12 01 am Write what disturbs you what you fear what you have not been willing to speak about Be willing to be split open Natalie Goldberg Read more The DSM 5 Bipolar Diagnosis How I Found My Designer Label By April Southworth January 5 2016 12 01 am Recently I was talking with a friend about labels Some people don t like labels Others do I for one LOVE labels Gucci Prada Chanel Balenciaga Read more Mania or Depression Signs Things May Be Breaking Down By April Southworth December 22 2015 12 01 am I saw this sign the other day and it really resonated with me Personally I know that an unmade bed is definitely a sign of Read more A Letter to My Depressed

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  • Beth Brownsberger Mader | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    and M F A from University of Denver Beth s primary area of interest is the relationship between bipolar and PTSD She is currently working on a memoir and building a body of artwork focusing on her recovery Check out Beth s blog at http www bessiebandaidrinkiewater wordpress com Top Articles and Blog Posts by Beth Brownsberger Mader Hard To Be Thankful With Bipolar Depression By Beth Brownsberger Mader November 30 2013 12 06 am Here in the US every year at Thanksgiving we are supposed to pause and be thankful for all we have been offered given have achieved Read more Bipolar and Hormonal Birth Control NOT for Women Only By Beth Brownsberger Mader June 15 2013 12 05 am So I went in for my annual well woman visit I do this religiously because a I take my overall health seriously b I ve taken birth Read more Why We Can t Just Get Over It By Beth Brownsberger Mader March 17 2012 12 02 am I was kvetching to my husband about how I remained upset about a recent attempt to make amends with a former colleague friend about something spiteful Read more Articles and Blog Posts by Beth Brownsberger Mader Living with Bipolar Why I Still Exercise and Do Yoga By Beth Brownsberger Mader February 6 2016 1 01 am I wrote in this winter s issue of BP Magazine Why I still Exercise about how despite both mental and physical struggles and restrictions I continue Read more New Year New Care By Beth Brownsberger Mader January 9 2016 1 01 am It s that time of year again when after signing up new health insurance plans in the US have some of us seeking new health care providers Read more Headlines Holidays and Hope By Beth Brownsberger Mader December 26 2015 1 01 am Fourteen years ago I wrote a holiday letter stuffed copies of it into festive cards and mailed or passed it around to family and friends Read more Love Care and Commitment living with bipolar By Beth Brownsberger Mader December 12 2015 1 01 am A month ago my husband underwent major cardiothoracic surgery to remove a glandular mass sitting near his heart We learned of this scary unwanted blob Read more Mixed Mood Need Spending By Beth Brownsberger Mader October 31 2015 1 01 am This fall has been a bit odd my husband has a major kind of scary surgery coming up in two weeks the socio political climate is Read more Put on Your Own Mask First By Beth Brownsberger Mader October 17 2015 12 01 am I just returned from the dog park Pika my cattle dog and I spent a long while there this morning while I chatted with a Read more Tragedy Mental Health Logic By Beth Brownsberger Mader October 7 2015 12 01 am I took a logic class in high school I certainly can t remember the names of all the formal and informal

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  • Brad Hoefs | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Living Well He is the author of Fresh Hope Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis He has a B A in Communications and a Masters of Divinity Brad has been married to his wife Donna since 1979 They have two adult married children and love being grandparents to the grandkids He is the pastor of Community of Grace in Elkhorn Nebraska Top Blog Posts by Brad Hoefs Impulse Control and Bipolar Disorder By Brad Hoefs September 27 2015 12 01 am While I have had no major mood swings or episodes in the last 12 years I have and continue to have to self monitor my impulse Read more Bipolar Disorder and 7 Cardinal Rules for Life By Brad Hoefs September 13 2015 12 01 am Recently I ran across the 7 Cardinal Rules for Life by Stephen Covey I thought I d share them in today s post There seems to be Read more Family and Friends Make a Difference in Our Journey to Wellness By Brad Hoefs August 9 2015 6 55 am Let s be honest when you and I people who have bipolar disorder have family and friends who are supportive and understanding we do better in Read more Recent Posts by Brad Hoefs Five Keys to Successfully Navigating Change in Spite of Having Bipolar Disorder By Brad Hoefs January 31 2016 12 01 am As they say The only thing that never changes is change Life is full of changes Some changes that we make others make or life Read more 7 Ways to Effectively Fight Off the Wintertime Blues By Brad Hoefs January 17 2016 9 15 am The gray days and long nights of winter affect my mood Every winter I m reminded how much I dislike it My doctor says that anyone Read more New Year Resolutions Yes or No By Brad Hoefs January 3 2016 9 00 am Twenty years ago when my life was altered forever by bipolar disorder I stopped planning and went into a mode of just surviving All that Read more Perfection Versus Imperfect Progress By Brad Hoefs December 20 2015 8 57 am While waiting to weigh in at a Weight Watchers meeting many years ago the woman in front of me stepped on the scale and began Read more 12 Keys to Living Well Through the Holidays By Brad Hoefs December 13 2015 7 10 am The holiday season can easily trigger hypomania mania dysphoric mania depression anxiety or intensify an already existing bout of depression So I offer these 12 Read more A Key to Thriving in Spite of Your Circumstances By Brad Hoefs December 1 2015 1 30 am Over the last 30 years I ve spent untold hours doing pastoral counseling with what seems to be a gazillion or more individuals couples and families Read more Beware of Only Venting By Brad Hoefs November 22 2015 7 50 am By my nature I am not a positive grateful type

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  • Bruce Goldstein | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Key Note Speaker at the Many Faces of Mental Illness conference Bruce currently writes a column in BP called A New Yorker s State of Mind and freelances as a copywriter in advertising He received a B F A in Advertising Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 1992 and lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter Top Articles and Blog Posts by Bruce Goldstein It s never too late to live By Bruce Goldstein February 4 2011 12 23 pm I would ve told him I ve been there man I got better and so will you Just hang on By Bruce Goldstein I recently found out some Read more Get going when you can t get up By Bruce Goldstein August 1 2012 9 09 am By Bruce Goldstein The other day when I was heading back to work from my lunch break I walked by an ad agency I Read more Hope at the End of Your Bipolar Hell By Bruce Goldstein November 15 2011 7 56 pm You wake up You can t get out of bed Your mother calls you to get up and take a shower Bad move Walls are closing Read more Articles and Blog Posts by Bruce Goldstein A New Yorker s state of mind The creativity question By Bruce Goldstein August 7 2014 8 24 am I don t always like to prescribe medication my psychiatrist said to me yesterday morning But in your case you will always have to take it Read more A New Yorker s state of mind Stand by your manic depressive By Bruce Goldstein August 7 2014 6 42 am By Bruce Goldstein Today I was sharing a big chocolate chip cookie with my wife and daughter at City Bakery We were enjoying a Read more Recognizing highs to prevent lows By Bruce Goldstein August 7 2014 5 24 am By Bruce Goldstein My wife recognized it My friends warned me about it My psychiatrist was concerned about it But I didn t do anything Read more Get things off your chest Or get rushed to the ER By Bruce Goldstein February 22 2014 3 46 pm A few nights ago I felt a weird sensation in my upper chest area and it hurt when I tried to breathe in deep It Read more A New Yorker s state of mind Mood swings of Manhattan By Bruce Goldstein February 25 2013 8 58 am By Bruce Goldstein Whenever I take the subway and I m feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the city s insanity I wonder how the other Read more Get going when you can t get up By Bruce Goldstein August 1 2012 9 09 am By Bruce Goldstein The other day when I was heading back to work from my lunch break I walked by an ad agency I Read more My Farewell bpHope Blog Post By Bruce Goldstein April 23 2012 11 56 pm Dear readers I ve had a

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  • Candee | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    it like the wind So she did then BAM Out of the blue she ran into what felt like a wall of nails Awaiting her was a nasty bout of depression crippling her for a long time After finding the right treatment things slowed down a bit and she s back on her feet in a relative sense There are no typical days for a BP warrior it s a lazy river or a tightrope She is somewhat grounded by her husband of 26 years her teenaged daughter and her Shetland Sheepdog Oh and the other elephant in the room Rheumatoid Arthritis Stay tuned Top Blog Posts by Candee Menopause Bipolar and so many different personalities By Candee December 5 2015 12 01 am The true story of a woman possessed by 16 separate personalities Over the years people have mocked joked and cursed the horrors of Menopause I Read more Peaceful Relations By Candee April 3 2011 5 30 pm DO YOU TELL IT LIKE IT IS On countless occasions I ve heard people boast about telling like it is Sounds empowering I thought Read more TO FORGIVE OR HOLD A GRUDGE By Candee March 13 2011 5 56 pm That is the question I have been struggling with a bad bout of depression for over a week now The day it began the Read more Recent Posts by Candee Menopause Bipolar and so many different personalities By Candee December 5 2015 12 01 am The true story of a woman possessed by 16 separate personalities Over the years people have mocked joked and cursed the horrors of Menopause I Read more PARTY WITHOUT ALCOHOL By Candee June 26 2011 10 42 am How Do You Party Without Getting Your Drink On Skip the night life Change your associations Hang out at home Can t avoid those questions and Read more B Y O B Bring your own bottle By Candee June 19 2011 9 25 am The dedication reads To my mother who could use a drink for having been blessed with me Stephen Cunningham The Bartender s Black Book There are Read more TOUCH OF SERENITY By Candee June 12 2011 9 46 pm Since medication is only a fraction of my treatment I decided to have a one hour Swedish massage It took about 15 minutes Read more PICK YOUR POISON By Candee May 31 2011 8 23 pm Many of us being treated for Bipolar Disorder needs to take more than one type of medication to provide a Read more A Brilliant Read By Candee May 22 2011 9 15 am I was perusing the tiny section of mental health books at my local library a few years ago and stumbled upon His Bright Light the Read more AN AWESOME THERAPIST By Candee May 15 2011 3 43 pm Dr Susan M Huslage During a particularly scary I m done with life episode I needed to distract myself I decided I needed to give thanks

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