Be Positive, Bipolar Self Help Malta, an NGO under the patronage of H.E. the President of Malta, commemorated this day by having an information stand, in the main foyer of Mater Dei Hospital. We were also honoured that Christabelle, Malta’s Eurovision Singer for 2018, visited our stand to show her support and help us fight the Taboo. The Medical on-line dictionary describes Bipolar disorder, (previously known as manic depression,) as a mental illness that brings severe high and low […]
I remember screaming at the top of my lungs until my throat hurt. I remember having argument after argument with my parents. I remember being told I should be a lawyer because I loved to argue. I even remember throwing chairs once! But, I also remember going to my room, sobbing, not knowing why I was yelling in the first place. I didn’t like to scream and argue, but the anger flowed through my veins with such force and it […]
COME AND MEET US AT MATER DEI ON THE 26TH AND 27TH MARCH 2018 between 9 am until noon World Bipolar Day (WBD) – an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) – will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. The vision of WBD is to bring world awareness to […]
Ah, spring is just around the corner. It’s so close I can feel it! But for me, that feeling of springtime can often lead to the most difficult phase of bipolar — the dreaded mixed state. Don’t get me wrong or view me as ungrateful… theoretically, I love the blooming flowers, buds on the trees, longer days and abundance of fresh air. However, the change in time and fluctuating weather can often wreak havoc on my system. Chris Aiken, MD […]
Caring for someone with any condition is difficult. Caring for someone with a psychiatric condition is especially hard for many reasons.