Tips for Other Bipolaroids :)

The following is taken from a leaflet I picked up my GP surgery. It was publised by the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) in March 2014. For more information please visit: www.ncmh.info

Try to remember these tips to help you to keep your moods stable:

Sleep…make sure you get enough

Treatment… don’t miss taking your medication

Avoid… recreational drugs, and overdoing it with alcohol

Be positive… there is lots you can do to keep well

Intervention… get help sooner rather than later

Lifestyle… follow a regular routine

Inform… yourself and your family about bipolar disorder

Triggers… learn what makes you more likely to relapse

You… can take control of your illness

These are all tips that I have learnt for myself over the past decade, but I think it’s a really useful mnemonic to help us remember what’s important when trying to manage bipolar disorder.

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