November 14, 2020
NEW EPISODE!! In this episode, mental health advocates Messy Beauty with Shaley and Julie Kraft discuss their vastly different experiences of seeking professional help and receiving their bipolar II diagnoses. They describe when, where, and how they first heard the life-changing news, " You have bipolar disorder." It is Julie and Shaley's greatest hope that in sharing they will offer insight and encouragement to anyone going through the process of being diagnosed. This is bipolar.....
October 8, 2020
Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they openly share about their lives before their bipolar II diagnoses. In this episode, they both detail the final days and events that led them to seek professional help. How did they unravel? Did others know they were falling apart? This episode also explores what getting help looked like. Julie and Shaley discuss their experiences and reactions - from the emergency room to a doctor's office, with feelings ranging from utter relief to prideful resistance. They also share advice and encouragement for anyone who might be struggling and ready to reach out. It is Shaley and Julie's hope that in sharing they will offer insight and encouragement to others walking a similar path! This is bipolar.....
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July 8, 2020
In this episode, Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft both candidly share about falling in love with their husbands, and what life looked like in the early years of marriage and motherhood. Although they have the same diagnosis, their symptoms presented in various and very different ways. Find out how anxiety and panic manifested in their daily lives and the effects it had on them and all those living alongside.
This is bipolar.
May 20, 2020
Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they discuss the impact of Covid-19 on their lives and the world around them. What were their initial reactions? Has having bipolar disorder helped or hindered their ability to cope and keep calm? Have silver linings been found in the midst of such unimaginable circumstances? Although we're all weathering the same storm, we are in different boats- our feelings should never be compared to anyone else's. It is Julie and Shaley's greatest hope that in sharing they will help others feel validated and less alone in their thoughts and experiences during this time. This is bipolar.... during a global pandemic.
May 8, 2020
In this very first episode of 'this is bipolar', mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft introduce themselves and reveal the passion and purpose behind their show. They then dive head first into their pasts- sharing their experiences as children, teens, and young adults. Were there any signs that set them apart? Any symptoms that foreshadowed their decades-later bipolar diagnoses? Nothing is off limits as they both share about emotional reactions, big heartbreaks, and defining moments. Unfiltered and authentic. This is bipolar...