Ep.28 John Poehler on Bipolar: How a Daily Plan Can Improve Your Mental Health


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A diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be devastating: it is an extremely serious and debilitating mental illness. Family and friends may not understand what you’re going through, and can be full of unhelpful misconceptions.

John Poehler is an award-winning blogger and mental health advocate who has developed an impressive range of tools to help people with bipolar. Andrew and John talk about how these tools can also help those of us without bipolar - especially John’s emphasis on building a positive daily routine.

John Poehler is dedicated to helping people with bipolar manage their disorder successfully and lead meaningful lives. He uses his own experience with bipolar to educate, make suggestions, provide ideas, and create a dialogue. According to John, bipolar disorder is a daily battle and a lifelong war.

John describes himself as an expert in his own bipolar disorder. He knows this illness as a best friend and his worst enemy. They are both there all the time and he has learned to live with them by his side.

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Find John’s book This War Within My Mind

Take John’s class: Taking Charge of Bipolar Disorder Masterclass

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