Manage episode 290831750 series 2808040
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.
Join our Supporters Club to access exclusive behind-the-scenes content, fan requests and the chance to ask Andrew your own questions. Membership starts at just £4.50.
Take a look at John Poehler’s website
Find John’s book This War Within My Mind
Take John’s class: Taking Charge of Bipolar Disorder Masterclass
Listen to John’s podcast The Bipolar Battle Podcast
Follow John on:
Read Andrew’s book on making meaningful change in your life Wake Up and Change Your Life:
Read Andrew’s blog on making journaling a positive part of your daily routine: Top Twelve Benefits of Journaling