Our first Mountain Democrat column of 2017 has been published this year (January 23, 2017) ~ “We are all Originals” ~ written by Marcia Rose.
Excerpt: “I find it amazing that we so often view ourselves based on the perceptions of other people. Why do all of us have a driving force to fit in, to not be different or unusual?”
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A sudden mental health episode can be confusing! It can leave you feeling scared and helpless, whether you are the patient or family member.
Call the Reach Out collaegues at Bipolar Insights / Mental Health Educational Center. Let a colleague help you through the initial process and explain what you or your family member are going through.
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Bipolar Insights / Mental Health Educational Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation located in the city of Placerville. Bipolar Insights / Mental Health is unique in that we care not only for those who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder/mental health but we also reach out to the families and the community. We help educate people affected by bipolar disorder/mental health, through low-cost classes, 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.
Q: How do you know if someone has a mental illness and if they do, how do you know which one they have? Then there are the medications! I am so confused, please help me.
A: I have been teaching on this very subject the past two months. This is a very common question and needs real answers. Below are links to the materials distributed in class. Always remember education is the key component.
Bipolar Insights / Mental Health Education
Bipolar Insights / Mental Health Educational Classes:
Monday classes at 7:00 PM at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville (Room 304)
Scheduled Events on Tuesday – scheduled events will be posted on the website * no events have been scheduled yet – Marshal Medical Center in Placerville (First Floor Common Room)
Click here for a list of the 2017 scheduled closures
“Bipolar Insights: The Power of Family” * October 25, 2016: Bipolar Insights fourth Mountain Democrat column of 2016, 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.
Read all the teachings and noteworthy articles from… Marcia’s Moment and Notes 2016
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