Gabe HowardPatient Expert
Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer, activist, and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. Gabe runs an online Facebook community, The Positive Depression/Bipolar Happy Place, and invites you to join. Learn how Gabe is creating significant change for everyone affected by bipolar disorder. Find out more about Gabe on his website, GabeHoward.com.
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If you suspect that bipolar mania is at play, but aren’t sure, use this handy list of three warning signs that someone is experiencing bipolar mania.
Many people will argue that the word “crazy” is a passive trigger that is demeaning, whether or not we mean it to be. In other words, using the word is inherently offensive, no matter the intention.
Many people mistakenly believe that depression is just being extra sad. That isn’t true – at all.
We all know what “being suicidal” means. But what does it feel like?
Feeling abandoned by friends and family only adds to the trauma of managing chronic fatigue.
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How can someone with bipolar disorder tell the difference between a symptom and an everyday emotion?
Credit: Thinkstock Bipolar disorder is considered an “invisible” illness. This means that while there are potentially visual clues, you generally can’t ascertain just by looking at someone whether they have it. This is especially true when that perso...
Credit: iStock Back in 2003, I wasn’t Gabe Howard, mental health speaker, writer, and activist. I was a very sick man sitting in an emergency room with untreated bipolar disorder. A woman I was dating at the time had brought me there because I had to...
I love the holiday season. I love the music, the lights, and the decorations. As a person who lives with bipolar disorder, I appreciate the subtle “backwardness” of the season: We bring live trees inside, put electric lights outside, and tacky is the ...