Bipolar disorder is a mental illness many people don’t understand and can be difficult to diagnose. Being moody is one thing. But being bipolar means your emotions can swing from high to low, with no apparent (and that’s an important word) reason for them doing so. Discovering how to manage bipolar is key to living well with it. In this episode sponsored by Audible.com, we’ll talk about what bipolar is and what it isn’t.

The listener email today is about online therapy — is it enough support for serious mental health issues? How do you know if it’s working or it’s not?

Important links:

Link for your Audible.com free trial offer!

Movies that are actually accurate depictions of bipolar disorder.

My post in the Huffington Post on bipolar disorder — It’s not  another word for just darn unpleasant. And shouldn’t be used for such.

Audible link for “An Unquiet Mind” — the recommended book for today!

.If you have bipolar disorder or any other emotional issues, you might want to thank the partner who’s helped you live through it and with it. Click here for “Marriage Is Not For Chickens,” a gift book by Dr. Margaret!

You can hear more about depression and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s new podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to this website and receive her weekly blog posts and podcasts!