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Author: John Emotions

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Bipolar Style™ talks about all kinds of things from a Bipolar perspective. We cover stuff like psych meds, mental health therapy, and peer support groups. We also share our daily struggles. You are not the only one.
39 Episodes
I was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago. Through years as a patient, a counselor, and podcast host I've seen several key themes emerge with people newly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.This episode outlines the 10 keys to understanding Bipolar that I wish I had when I was first diagnosed.Clearly, I deliver these topics with a casual hyperbole, and this is not a medical show. However, the points I make are heartfelt, and things I've experienced firsthand. I hope you or your friends and family might benefit from knowing some of these things upfront.Newbie's Guide To Bipolar Disorder; 10 Keys to Understanding Your Impairment1:00 - [#1] Diagnosis5:45 - [#2] Abbreviations7:15 - [#3] Medication8:50 - [#4] Symptoms11:00 - [#5] Sleep13:00 - [#6] Diet & Exercise15:30 - [#7] Alternative Treatments18:20 - [#8] Coming Out22:00 - [#9] Work, Job, Productivity25:10 - [#10] Building Support Networks31:30 - Recap--- Send in a voice message:
I've been on hiatus for a few months, experiencing other parts of America and reconsidering what this podcast means to me. This bonus episode is mostly me rambling and catching you up on my life. I have to get this out of my system in order to produce the cleaner episode that follows ... Fast-forward to hear the Newbie's Guide To Bipolar Disorder; 10 Keys to Understanding Your Impairment3:00 - What its like in Louisiana compared to California5:00 - Studio update; it's too loud around here!6:30 - Doctors and med updates9:00 - Twitter is like a concert parking lot; where I put flyers on windshields11:30 - I'm not an advocate; I'm a hobbyist13:00 - What "podcast" means to me15:00 - What I focus on grows16:00 - Stereotypes of the South18:00 - Next episode; Newbie's Guide To Bipolar Disorder; 10 Keys to Understanding Your Impairment--- Send in a voice message:
Johnny rants on the ethics of unlicensed, untrained entertainers offering advice to specific viewers and listeners, 'SWATting,' med shaming vs. clean shaming, protecting your brand, and the power of emotions in Captain Marvel.--- Send in a voice message:
Johnny responds to a concerned listener and talks about the concept of “Med Shaming,” and his pithy hashtag #PharmFree ... He also shares his thoughts on accepting situations so that we can find humor in most anything. Lastly, Johnny explains why the brief intermission from the “Newbies Guide to Bipolar” and his failed new-job adventure. Johnny's Twitter handle is @JohnEmotions Send emails to or join us via Slack at ... World Bipolar Day is March 30, 2019. Bipolar Style will podcast LIVE that day - mark your calendar!--- Send in a voice message:
Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019


Recorded December 31, 2018; John Emotions reflects on some of his major challenges and accomplishments of 2018 and previews 2019 with a surprise announcement about the future of Bipolar Style. We also talk about being a good guest and what to do if things get tough. #allinyourhead--- Send in a voice message:
John Emotions talks about killing off his ego, wrecking his own party and how things are evolving for him and the show. Be a guest on the show! Buy a tshirt for Christmas Send in a voice message:
Bryan shares about his recent divorce and separation from his kids. Bipolar Party is a peer-to-peer support group located at Send in a voice message:
John tries to demonstrate how a mental health peer support group works with the help of his friends at Bipolar Party. Becky ("That B-Word Show"), Bryan ("Bipolar Belief") and John share issues they've had this past week in trying to help their aging parents in various situations. Listeners are encouraged to join our conversation at Send in a voice message:
John recounts the highs and lows of starting a new mental health podcast one year into the ordeal ... tries to mention the new cat three times. Reminds everyone there is no right/wrong way and everything will be different in 200 years anyway. Meanwhile - Season 3 is all about YOU! Join us at to get ready!--- Send in a voice message:
Since the DSM (mental health diagnoses manual) was first published in 1968 until 1989 it listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. First, it was Sexual Orientation Disorder. Then it became Sexual Orientation Disturbance. Now, it's fully embraced in parades around the world each June. Why can't the Bipolar community engage the same tactics to have their "disorder" embraced in such a joyous way? What strategies and tactics can the Bipolar community borrow from the gay community to reduce our own stigma? Listen as John talks to a gentleman who is both gay and depressed.--- Send in a voice message:
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