10 Tips for a Happier, Healthier New Year

Take an outdoor walk at least once a week. A regular dose of nature and physical activity is sure to elevate your mood. Research shows that outdoor walks can actually alleviate some symptoms of depression. Keep a journal. Writing out your thoughts is a great way to empty your mind of negative energy and to …

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Celebrity Series Part 5: Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as the heroine Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, recently reprised in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She’s also a hero to the bipolar community, rebelling against mental illness stigma and fighting for more funding to treat mental illness. Fisher was born to celebrity parents …

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Meet Dr. Rishi Kakar

Dr. Rishi Kakar is Segal Institute’s Principal Investigator and Associate Medical Director, he’s also the Principal Investigator at Atlantic Shores Hospital and the West Broward Outpatient Clinic, and maintains an active private practice with Compass Health Systems. He conducts clinical trials for phase I-IV studies in indications including ADHD in children, adolescents and adults, depression, …

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5 First Steps to Take After Your Bipolar Diagnosis

You just got diagnosed with bipolar disorder…now what? You might be feeling confused, angry, and maybe even relieved, but just know this- you are not alone. Over 5 million people in the US live with some form of bipolar disorder and it’s possible to control bipolar disorder and lead a happy, healthy, productive life. Here …

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Improving Your Bipolar Disorder

With its constant swinging moods, shifting energy levels, sleep difficulties and intrusive anxiety, bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming to say the least. Managing your bipolar disorder can feel the same way. However, you can feel better and get better by taking small, feasible steps every day. Here are some effective ways to manage your bipolar …

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Tips for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder can potentially be easier with the proper treatment. This can include medication, therapy, and changes in one’s lifestyle. Everyone has a specific combination that works for them. Whichever methods work for you, it is important to stick to them. Breaking routine or stopping medication all together can lead to relapse and …

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Two Thirds of Teens with Mental Health Issues Receive Counseling

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around two thirds of teens who have mental health difficulties are receiving mental health services that don’t involve taking medications. Dr. David Axelson, chief of psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, who wasn’t involved with the new report, told …

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