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Here are the resources we found for bipolar disorder for young people:
Living with Bipolar
Bipolar is a mental health problem that affects your mood. YouTuber Stevie Miller explains what it’s like to have bipolar and how you can support yourself through bipolar.
If you’re wondering if you might have Bipolar Disorder, you can watch this video, which explains bipolar and it’s common symptoms. However, only about 1% of the population is affected, so you shouldn’t worry about it too much. If you are diagnosed with bipolar disorder the condition is very manageable with the proper treatment which is shown in this video.
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YoungMinds is one of the UK’s leading organisations that is giving a voice to young people to shout about their mental health. This page from YoungMinds gives information on bipolar disorder. Within the page there is information on what bipolar disorder is, the symptoms of bipolar disorder, what to do about bipolar disorder and how bipolar disorder is treated.
Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with this condition have periods of feeling really low to periods of feeling really manic.
This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to bipolar disorder. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links and video clips.
Bipolar disorder is a term that is used to explain the way it is possible for the same person to experience massive mood swings from one extreme to the other. The term manic-depression is also sometimes used to describe the same thing.
People developing bipolar disorder will have periods of very low mood and periods where they feel very high, very happy, have lots of ideas and are driven by endless energy. Bipolar disorder can also be referred to as manic depression, however this is an outdated term. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on top tips to deal with bipolar disorder and where to find extra support.
Talking about Mental Health
This booklet from Together looks at different ways types of mental distress can be described. It shows that many mental health conditions are described in very different ways by different groups of people – such as doctors, people in other parts of the world, and those who experience them.