In this episode, mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft discuss how it feels to experience hypomania. Hypomania has two sides the really really good and the terrible. Shaley and Julie tell all! They share what it feels like in their minds and bodies as well as share some wacky thoughts and behaviours. They are so excited to share some big creative projects they have done (with the extra rocket fuel) over the years. Listen in as Shaley and Julie share how they have learned to harness their excess energy and enthusiasm to create beautiful things. It is their greatest hope that this episode gives a real-life glimpse into the rollercoaster that is hypomania! This is bipolar... *Note: Hypomania is a lesser form of mania and a symptom of Bipolar 2 Disorder. Neither Julie or Shaley have had a full-blown manic episode and cannot speak to that experience. Mania and Hypomania do have a shadow side and in no way do they want to glorify it. We talk about the really hard and messy parts of hypomania in an upcoming episode. Please know that we take hypomania very seriously and are committed to our treatment plans, which for us includes medication. @this.is.bipolar #thisisbipolar #thisisbipolarvlog #thisisbipolarpodcast
In this episode, mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft discuss how stigma is affected by media & modern culture. Do movies and tv shows portray mental illness in an accurate light? Do characters give a realistic glimpse? And what happens if and when they don’t? This episode also explores what responsibility, if any, the media has when reporting about 'people in the public eye' & their mental health struggles. Listen in as Shaley and Julie weigh in on specific shows, interviews, and even the paparazzi. It is their greatest hope that this episode brings awareness to the powerful impact the entertainment world has on our perceptions of mental health!
*media mentioned in this episode:
-Framing Britney Spears - Hulu (2021)
-Modern Love - “Take me as I am, whoever I am”
- HBO (2019) -Interview with Charlie Sheen - ABC NEWS (Feb 2011)
LET’S TALK!!Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they share how to keep important conversations going after Mental Health Awareness Days. Statistics tell us that 1 in 5 people struggle with a mental health disorder. This means someone that you know or love is suffering (often in silence) right now. How can you support those suffering around you? What does it look like to keep showing up when things get hard? Shaley and Julie share tips and tools to use when engaging in heavy, awkward, or uncomfortable conversations. They tell stories about the importance of language and how we can use them to hurt or help. It is Julie and Shaley's hope that this episode encourages us all to do our part in ending the stigma around mental health and mental illness. They believe that together we can keep the conversation going. This is bipolar...
Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they give a raw and real look at what it’s like to accept that they are living with Bipolar 2 Disorder. They share their own personal struggles to tell family, friends and eventually the world!
It is Julie and Shaley’s greatest hope that in telling their stories they will offer insight and encouragement to anyone going through the process of being diagnosed. This is bipolar.....
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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.....