I’ve heard of bipolar disorder, but what exactly is it? And how does it affect people? Join host, Bailey Reber, as she breaks down the details of bipolar disorder while encouraging those who are considering seeking help to do so. Learn what type of bipolar disorder Bailey was diagnosed with and options for success when choosing a psychiatrist for the first time.
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Episode 1: Who, What, When, Where & Why – Show Notes
Who in the world is this Bailey girl? What is this podcast actually about? And why should I take the time to listen to it?? Well, hit PLAY to find out for yourself! Join us as we learn all about our host, Bailey Reber, the motivate behind starting a podcast focused on Bipolar Disorder + Mental Health Awareness and how it can help you transform your own life!
S4. Episode 4: My Personal Experiences with Bipolar Medications – Show Notes
In this episode, Bailey discusses how her bipolar medications have affected her over the years. **Disclaimer: Bailey is not a medical professional nor is this episode intended to promote any medications.** This episode is here as a way to share personal experiences and to hopefully help others, especially those struggling to find a medication that works for them, feel less alone.
Episode 3: The Diagnosis. What Compelled Bailey to Seek Help? – Show Notes
Bailey recounts what it was like to be a scared, young high school kid who just wanted to feel “normal”. She knew something wasn’t right and worked up the courage to tell her parents that she wanted to seek professional help. Learn what it was like for her to see a mental health professional for the very first time, how she felt before, during and after and how her bipolar disorder diagnosis changed her life from there on out. Plus, you’ll learn valuable tips on how to help someone in your life who may be currently going through something similar.
S4. Episode 2: Bipolar Disorder & Sensory Overload – Show Notes
In this episode, Bailey discusses the connection between bipolar disorder and sensory overload (also known as hypersensitivity). She takes time to discuss research that she’s done on this topic and how it relates to personal life experiences that she’s undergone. Sensory overload affects many different types of people with mental diagnoses, more than just those with bipolar disorder. Bailey hopes that you’ll leave this episode with a better understanding and more empathy for those in the world around you.
S3. Episode 17: Sobriety + Bipolar Disorder = The Way to Go! – Show Notes
In this episode, Bailey tells her story of how she came to choose a life of sobriety, along with why it’s a healthy choice for her since she’s diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She recounts real-life events that happened throughout her drinking days and how she wouldn’t have been in these awful situations had she not been drunk. Additionally, she informs you of research that she’s found which helps support her decision to stay sober. She hopes you’ll find the strength to do the same, if you feel that a life of sobriety may be best for you too.
S3. Episode 14: How to Support a Loved One Who is Feeling Hypomanic – Show Notes
Tune in as host, Bailey Reber, explains to you what has been helpful for her when a loved one is trying to support her during a bipolar 2 hypomanic episode. Besides real-life stories, she also includes information found from trusted articles to help you better understand what you can do to support a loved one who is also diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder.
S3. Episode 13: This is What a Bipolar Hypomanic Episode Feels Like – Show Notes
In this episode, I discuss what it feels like in the midst of a bipolar 2 hypomanic episode. These hypomanic episodes are generally very specific to bipolar 2 disorder and therefore can be very confusing to those without this diagnosis. I truly hope to help those listening who have bipolar 2 disorder to feel less alone while tuning in. At the same time, I hope to leave those of you who do NOT have bipolar disorder feeling full of new information and insight on what their friends/loved ones may be going through.
S3. Episode 5: I am NOT Bipolar; I Have Bipolar Disorder – Show Notes
Tune in as host, Bailey, discusses the importance of not labeling yourself or others, but instead use People First Language when discussing your own or someone else’s mental health status. She hopes that you not only take away valuable information from this podcast episode, but that you’ll also be inspired to break away from any labels that you or someone else has placed upon you.
S3. Episode 3: The Changing of the Seasons – Show Notes
Tune into this episode of Distressed to Joyful; Bailey’s Way podcast to learn more about the significance of each color of season. You’ll also learn helpful information about depression and how you can help/get the help you need.