Hi Everyone, The fundraising committee is in the process of putting together the Yard Sale and BBQ Fundraising Event scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2015. To pull this off, the committee is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers are need in many areas: Organizing Food, Coordinating the Kids Games BBQ Tickets, Raffles Education Center Information Table...Read More
BIPOLAR INSIGHTS / Mental Health Educational Center17th Anniversary Fundraiser DONATE TODAY! Donations are made through PayPal You are NOT required to have a PayPal account to donate Your doantion is tax deductible. All proceeds benefit Bipolar Insights, a non-profit corporation located in Placerville, California. To all my wonderful friends, Below is one of many...Read More
Our second Mountain Democrat column of 2015 has been published this year (April 20, 2015) ~ “The Brutality of Aloneness” ~ written by Marcia Rose. Excerpt: “It began at age 5; she was so excited about going to school. Her mom had been preparing her for this big step for months by sharing stories of how kindergarten would be where she could play with other children...Read More
FREE Electronic Waste Drop Off Collection Drive * * * Saturday * May 9 * 2015 * * * SPRING CLEANING FUNDRAISER for Bipolar Insights Educational Center – a non-profit organization. Help our fundraising project by collecting your e-waste at work and at home. Spread the word – support Bipolar Insights! In conjunction with SRCC and CEAR – CEAR practices...Read More
Bipolar Insights is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation located in the city of Placerville. Bipolar Insights is unique in that we care not only for those who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but we also reach out to family, friends, and the community. We help educate people affected by bipolar disorder, through our low-cost educational center, counseling, and literature.
“You don’t look like a person with bipolar disorder?” Well, what exactly does a person with bipolar disorder look like? Do they have that far away look, drool, bump into walls, or are their faces distorted in some way? Individuals with bipolar disorder are male, female, children, and teens.
During our class I was asked, “What is addiction?” I went to the white board and drew a line across the board, then made four columns. On the far right column I wrote, ADDICTION. Turning to the class, I point to the column and said, “Addiction is the last column, when addictions actually begins in the first column.”
I then wrote in the first column PAIN, the second COPING, and the third LEARNED BEHAVIOR.
We look at addiction as if it sits by its self, coming from nowhere, a decision we make or a problem we must take responsibility for. We assume addiction is primarily alcohol, drugs and sex when in fact addictions that are readily accepted are more promenade than alcohol, drugs and sex combined. To name a few: computers, games, TV, movies, shopping, eating, not eating, and books.
We should replace the word ADDICTION with ESCAPE, as what we are doing is escaping from the pain that is so embedded within us that we would do anything to kill that hurt. We learn at a very early age how to bury the pain with a diversion; then learn how to repeat that very diversion. This is COPING SKILL AND LEARNED BEHAVIOR.Read more
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“Bipolar Insights: The Brutality of Aloneness” * April 20, 2015: Bipolar Insights second Mountain Democrat column of 2015, written by Marcia Rose, co-founder and facilitator of Bipolar Insights, published this year. The Mountain Democrat is a Northern California newspaper publication. Click here to read more.
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