My Mother the Bipolar Bear

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A seven year old "cub" takes us through the daily heartache and frustrations he encounters living with a mother with bipolar disorder. When the cub summons the courage to communicate his feelings, some surprising creative solutions arise out of a loving mom-some good practical strategies others can benefit from.

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"The 'real' you is a person with bipolar who is struggling but who is seeking help and support and that is something to be really proud of. None of us can say what we'd be like if we hadn't become ill - all we can do is work with what we have."

Elle

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Tips & Hints

  • Establish healthy routines

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  • Avoid alcohol and stimulants

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  • Be careful with the medication

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  • Keep appointments with your therapist and psychiatrist

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  • Master your triggers

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