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Bipolar Disorder Help Guide
The extreme highs and lows of mania and depression can hurt your job and school performance, damage your relationships, and disrupt your daily life. But you're not powerless when it comes to bipolar disorder.
Understanding the signs and symptoms and seeking professional help are the first steps to managing your symptoms and staying on track. But beyond the treatment you get from your doctor or therapist, there are many things you can do to help yourself, including surrounding yourself with people you can count on, making healthy lifestyle choices, and monitoring your moods.
The day-to-day stress of living with an emotional disorder, whether in yourself or a loved one, can be draining.
It can also interfere with your ability to remain calm and focused. Helpguide’s free Bring Your Life Into Balance Toolkit can teach you how to manage overwhelming stress and emotions — freeing you to better handle the challenges of bipolar disorder as they arise.