Bipolar Disorder often follows a distinctive pattern when it comes to symptoms. Learning to recognize these patterns can help give us a HUGE advantage in preventing symptoms from getting worse. Although much of the Bipolar experience is universal, we all still have unique ways in which our symptoms manifest or how we respond to them.
In addition to the typical symptoms of depression & mania, there are also what we call “triggers” which add rocket fuel to the symptoms. Triggers can be anything from substances, to people, places & things, PTSD, what we consume, and much more. The process of discovering what our Bipolar Triggers are can be extremely beneficial to not only us, but those around us.
What I’ve learned over the years is how triggers can compound – and fast! It’s like a domino effect… One trigger can incidentally cause others to follow until our symptoms are completely out of control. If we can consciously trace things back to “The Master Trigger” or where it all started, we can learn a lot about ourselves and in turn, stop the “domino effect” in it’s tracks! Cultivating a better sense of self-awareness takes practice, but it’s a practice that can be extremely rewarding.
If this is your first time visiting our channel or website, welcome to “the Polar Warrior club!” We are completely dedicated to helping individuals, families, and friends who struggle with, or know someone living with Bipolar Disorder. Our goal is to provide actual tools, tips, and discuss topics that can potentially help “Polar Warriors” grow to live a more balanced, peaceful, and fulfilling life. We truly hope these videos inspire & educate those interested in knowing more about this serious mental illness. I truly hope you enjoy my videos and remember to subscribe on YouTube so you don’t miss a video that could impact your life in a profound way.