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, 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 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!


You can hear more about mental health and many other topics by listening to my podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to my website and receive one weekly newsletter including my weekly blog post and podcast! If you’d like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome!

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

And there’s a new way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You’ll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you’re giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!




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