this is bipolar
Episode 6 Getting Help: doctors and diagnoses

Episode 6 Getting Help: doctors and diagnoses

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.....

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Episode 5 Prediagnosis: unravelling and falling apart

Episode 5 Prediagnosis: unravelling and falling apart

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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Episode 3 Prediagnosis: depression and disordered eating

Episode 3 Prediagnosis: depression and disordered eating

October 8, 2020
In this episode, Julie and Shaley both candidly detail their depressive episodes. Although they have the same diagnosis, their symptoms presented in various and different ways. Prediagnosis.....how did depression manifest in their daily lives? What effects did it have on their families and friends? Could they carry on with daily life despite being in a darker place? Did they reach out for help? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more! It is Shaley and Julie's hope that in sharing they will offer help and encouragement to others walking a similar path!
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Episode 4 Prediagnosis: the lives we were living

Episode 4 Prediagnosis: the lives we were living

September 9, 2020
Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they openly share about their lives before being diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. In this episode, they both candidly detail what daily life looked like in the decades leading up to their diagnoses. Julie and Shaley discuss the various ways their depression and anxiety affected them and all those living alongside - from throwing birthday parties & hosting playdates, to organizing big events and attending book clubs. How did they manage? Were their episodes cyclical and predictable? Did they, or do they still, experience shame and guilt over past mistakes? And what advice would they give to anyone living through the same struggles & experiences? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more! It is Shaley and Julie's hope that in sharing they will offer help and encouragement to others walking a similar path!

This is bipolar.....
 
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Episode 2 Prediagnosis: anxiety and panic

Episode 2 Prediagnosis: anxiety and panic

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.

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BONUS EPISODE Advocacy: anytime and anywhere

BONUS EPISODE Advocacy: anytime and anywhere

June 15, 2020
Join mental health advocates Messy Beauty with Shaley and Julie Kraft (together in person!) as they discuss ALL things advocacy. With ten years of combined experience- sharing their bipolar II journeys on stages, paper, social media, even street corners -hear them talk about why and how they came forward. What were the reactions of those around them? Did they share too much, too soon? Do they have regrets? And what advice would Shaley and Julie give to anyone with the burning desire to come forward with their own mental health story? Find out the answers to all of these questions (even hear behind-the-scenes secrets of creating this vlog!) and so much more. This is bipolar ...advocacy.
 
*advocacy opportunities mentioned in this episode - @themightysite and @thisismybrave
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BONUS Episode COVID-19: coping and keeping calm

BONUS Episode COVID-19: coping and keeping calm

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.

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this is bipolar TRAILER

this is bipolar TRAILER

May 8, 2020
TRAILER

Unfiltered & authentic - a real-life glimpse of bipolar disorder. Mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft passionately share their bipolar II journeys. It is their greatest hope that their honesty will give insight, shatter stigma, and offer hope.

This is bipolar...
 
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Episode 1 CHILDHOOD: breakups and breakdowns

Episode 1 CHILDHOOD: breakups and breakdowns

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...

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