My new blog on Resource for Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Posted Sep 13 2008 11:49pm
It's been a very wonderful experience for me to develop this blog to share about God's goodness and mercies in my managing of depression, bipolar disorder or manic-depressive illness. I thank God for my diagnosis last March which opens the way for me to understand my confusing past and to learn to manage this condition so that I can be more functional and useful for the Lord.
Thank God that besides daily prayers and meditating on God's Words, He has provided various help which has been helping me in my management of this condition ie. medical help, counselling/talk therapy, building meaningful relationship, regular exercise, omega-3 fish oil supplements, reducing stress, better stress management, recreation and hobbies, etc.
Thank God for the many helpful information and resources available on the internet both for people with mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) and their carers/friends.
I have put all these information I have found useful onto a separate blog especially dedicated for these resources. Hope it will help others who are searching for these help, whether it be for themselves or for their family/friends.
As I am still reading up on how to manage this condition, I hope to continue to post whatever helps I discover along the way for the benefit of others. These information are not meant for self-diagnosis and so if anyone reading these information recognize the symptoms in themselves or their family/friends, they should seek professional medical help. Early diagnosis is crucial to managing depression and bipolar. Especially for bipolar, it is a lifelong and cyclical medical condition. With proper medical and other helps, people with bipolar can lead a productive life.
It is helpful to know that our condition is a medical condition and we are not alone. There is hope and help available.