She created the Bipolar Babe Project with the introduction of in May 2009.
Andrea has reached over thousands with her message of hope and resiliency in schools, workplaces, and throughout various community organizations and events. Provincial 2015 Courage To Come Back Recipient in the Mental Health category, the winner of Victoria’s 2013 CFAX Mel Cooper Citizen of the Year Award and the 2013 Winner for Mental Health Mentorship given by the National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, D. Andrea has also received the prestigious Top 20 Under 40 Award for Vancouver Island's Business and Community Awards.
Her Bipolar Babe persona has reached great heights locally and internationally as she is a 2016 Bell Let's Talk Face for the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). She is grateful for having the opportunity to share her personal message that “No matter what our challenges, we can all live extraordinary lives.” Feel free to visit her website: @Stigma_Free Zone BIPOLAR & RELATIONSHIPS Relationship burnout can be a reality with bipolar.
What strategies do you use to nurture those all-important bonds with friends and family members?
However, when I tell people that I did indeed hear, see, and believe things that were not real, they are captivated and listen intently, often realizing that people with bipolar disorder can experience a psychotic break, or anyone for that matter.
A side effect of anti-psychotic medication can mean I struggle with concentrating for more than 20 minutes. I’m disabled Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling of mental illnesses, so expect me to travel with a Disabled Rail Card because my car insurance is sky-high.
So expect to do more than your fair share of the dusting. I tell my therapist everything There are no secrets in a relationship with someone with schizophrenia. Needy I do have more needs than someone without schizophrenia.
, I think it's run well for a free site, there are no hidden charges and the block button is handy!!
, the chances of talking to someone local, tend to be slim and even though you set 'filters' as to who you receive messages from, anyone can still message you!