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.
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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.
S4. Episode 1: You Are NOT Alone – Show Notes
Tune into the very first episode of Season 4 of Distressed to Joyful; Bailey’s Way to hear about the updates and fun, new things to expect throughout this season. Additionally, our host, Bailey, takes the time to discuss how un-alone we are in our struggles with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and a host of other mental health diagnoses. Mental health is a topic that is talked about a lot more these days, but the more awareness we can bring about it, the better.
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 16: Dude, What’s Your Problem? – Show Notes
Tune in as Bailey speaks from the heart about how bipolar disorder often turns her tone of voice into an aggressive one. When anger or frustration arise, it often comes out onto whoever happens to be nearby, although it may have absolutely nothing to do with the other person involved. She hopes that hearing her describe how bipolar disorder can often take over her emotions will help you better understand why people you know (or even sometimes people you don’t know!) may do this to you for seemingly no reason.
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 12: How to Support a Loved One Who is Feeling Depressed – Show Notes
Tune in as Bailey discusses the Do’s and Don’ts when trying to support a loved one who is feeling depressed. She discusses information she’s gathered via trusted sources as well as speaking from the heart about real-life experiences. She hopes that you’ll leave this episode with a better understanding of what you can and should do when supporting a loved one through their depression.
S3. Episode 11: This is What Depression Feels Like – Show Notes
Tune in as Bailey gets vulnerable and talks all about what her bipolar disorder depressive episodes have felt like over the years. She goes into detail on behaviors that she would often (and still sometimes does) engage in while depressed as a way to help those who have never experienced depression to better understand it. It’s also an opportunity for those currently dealing with depression or intermittent depressive episodes to hear that you are not alone.