Tune in as Bailey tells alllll about a recent fuck-up that she did along with the consequences that it entailed.. She hopes that you’ll be able to learn from her mistakes. After all, in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tune in as I discuss a difficult book that I’ve been reading about trauma and how I’ve been able to continue to do so without becoming triggered. The Body Keeps The Score by Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk is a fascinating book that helps the reader understand how trauma affects our brain, mind and body and how we can move forward with healing. This is NOT a book review episode and WARNING: it may be triggering to some.
Tune in as I discuss the nightmares I’ve been dealing with recently as well as the probable cause of them… I dive into the research that I’ve done on the topic of trauma and nightmares, and I also take some time to recount a few of my own nightmares with you. If you’re also experiencing nightmares, this episode will help you to not feel alone in this struggle while encouraging you to seek the help you may need.
Tune in as I get vulnerable and deep about the things that I wish my parents would have done while I was growing up that would’ve been the support that I needed. As I have begun to open up about this topic more and more in recent times, I’ve learned that many other people have had similar situations with their parents…and I hope that this episode will bring about awareness to parents of school-aged children to help them avoid making some of the same, hurtful mistakes.
Tune in as I further discuss ways that me and my partner, Monish, find solutions to prevent future arguments or fights from reoccurring. All relationships take work, and when bipolar disorder is thrown into the mix, you sometimes have to incorporate new ideas and solutions to help keep the relationship thriving.
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.