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Mental Illness Slideshow Bipolar Disorder

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

Mental Illness Slideshow Bipolar Disorder

  1. 1. HOW DOES IT FEEL? Presented by I M Confident Niagara Canada Created by Brenda Silveira February 2010 www.imconfident.com
  2. 2. THIS IS A SPECIAL PRESENTATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS • The second presentation in the series is about BIPOLAR DISORDER • It is for families and friends of people suffering from this illness • The purpose of this presentation is to – help you understand the illness better – Help you know how to help your loved one cope with the illness
  3. 3. BIPOLAR DISORDER IS A VERY SERIOUS ILLNESS People with bipolar disorder suffer from the same symptoms of depression but also suffer from many other symptoms when they are having a manic episode. The following slides will show you a few of the symptoms to watch for.
  4. 4. “KNOW-IT-ALL”,EXALTED
  5. 5. ENERGETIC, HYPERACTIVE CAN’T BE STILL
  6. 6. COMPULSIVE BUYING FINANCIALLY IRRESPONSIBLE
  7. 7. RACING THOUGHTS “FLIGHT OF IDEAS”
  8. 8. WILD DANCING, CHILDISH LOUD LAUGHTER
  9. 9. SUPER AWARE SHARP THINKING ???
  10. 10. DESTRUCTIVE TO OTHERS AND SELF, ABUSIVE
  11. 11. HAPPY AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME
  12. 12. ALL ALONE, HATED BY ALL
  13. 13. BIPOLAR DISORDER IS A VERY CONTROLLING ILLNESS It is extremely important to get medical help, so a proper assessment can be made. With the correct medication, therapy and self help, it is possible to recover. It is also important that family and friends emotionally support the person with the illness Without continuing, loving support – recovery is not always possible.
  14. 14. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? Follow the same do’s and don’t discussed in the presentation about DEPRESSION. Bipolar disorder is very difficult for the person with the illness to cope. Their lives are always up and down and they need constant support from family and friends to survive. It may be very difficult at times, but with your loving support, their lives can be very productive and fulfilled.
  15. 15. ABOVE ALL, MAKE THEM FEEL LOVED AND WANTED

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