Symptoms Of Bipolar Depression #WEGOHealth, Mental Health Humor
Symptoms Of Bipolar Depression #WEGOHealth
What are some symptoms of Bipolar Depression? This question was recently explained shortly via the WEGO Health movie featured on their sharing hub. One of the Goals of the movie was to define Bipolar Depression and how it differs from other forms of depression.
It was an honor to be in the to be part of the WEGO Health “Community Education” Movie with Jules Shapiro and Lauren Kocher. Getting to learn about both of these strong, empowering peers and fellow Mental Health Advocates was delightful.
The movie was done remotely, via webcams. It is very evident since we are all in different locations. Jules in what seems to be a nice office and Lauren with a beautiful, woodsy backdrop, and me, Chato Stewart, with my awesomely basic gray background -Ya, I’m so original!
You can see the movie here.
*Too little sleep or too much sleep
* Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions
* Loss or increase in appetite
* Lack of interest in usual activities
* Thoughts of death or suicide
Meet my Fellow Movie Peer:
Jules Shapiro: Is the founder of the “Chronically Awesome foundation is a philanthropic organization whose mission it is to cultivate and support the Chronically Awesome Community through artistic programs including but not limited to blogging, photography, painting, and crafting; as well as to provide support programs both in a group or peer-to-peer settings.”
Lauren Kocher: Diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was sixteen years old. Through many years of fighting to find a diagnosis, she found she was not defined by her diagnosis. Many of us can relate, what I related to most is how she “embarked to begin to live my life how I dreamed it to be seen.”
Lauren has two boys, and chronicled her journey via her blog but mostly now via the facebook page The Bipolar MaMa. We have in common is how we got into our mental health advocacy. True, my work is mostly with Mental Health humor cartoons. We both commenced out doing advocacy as a way to help yourself cope very first, and it grew from there. Notice what Lauren says about it; “What has embarked as a way to cope has blossomed into a fight to switch the view of the world.” Now her aim is to “one day help bring down… stigma.”
That is when she is not bringing down her opponents in the rink for the Northern Allegheny Roller! Go get-em Jersey TurnSpike #0109!!
Quick Note about the Movie
The movie from WEGO Heath sponsored pharmaceutical site Sunovion Pharmaceuticals that makes LATUDA. I was not paid or received any compensation for being part of the movie.