Episodes

June 28, 2018

Alternative ways to manage Bipolar Disorder ...

In this special episode, I talk about the various way people manage their bipolar disorder aside from pills and therapy. Joining the discussion are Becky, from That B-Word podcast and Jim, from BipolarPod. Join the discussion at BipolarParty.com ---...

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June 28, 2018

I'm upping my standards ... Up yours!

Bipolar Style Episodes 23 and 24 are up ... on the NEW RSS feed! Not this one. I changed podcasting hosts to accommodate the new shows we're working on. Instead of deleting the shows in this feed you're subscribed to, …

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June 3, 2018

What Borderline Personality Disorder feels like ...

Borderline is a learned personality disorder. Many people with Bipolar disorder also suffer from the somewhat misnamed "Borderline Personality Disorder" aka BPD. We like to think of it as a trauma-reaction disorder. In this episode, we share some...

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May 19, 2018

Stigma in the workplace; Bipolar disorder

John and Becky (from That B Word Podcast) talk about the stigma against Bipolar Disorder in the workplace and share their personal experiences about whether or not to "come out" as Bipolar at work. --- Send comments to comments@bipolarstyle.com or...

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April 13, 2018

Bipolar Style and the Art of Emotions

John explains the transition to producing a second podcast, not specifically about Bipolar disorder. After studying more about "labeling theory" John wants to expand his focus on more than just a stigmatized neurological disease. The first draft of...

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March 26, 2018

Keep Talking Mental Health! Beka and Joe Lombardo, Bipolar Style

John Emotions talks with Beka and Joe Lombardo from the Voices for Change 2.0 podcast on their relationship as a mental health 'power couple,' Beka's book 'It's Not Your Journey,' and the origins of their #KeepTalkingMH hashtag. Trigger warning;...

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March 23, 2018

Wild Stallions and The Art of Emotions; Borderline and Bipolar Disord…

Becky from That B-Word podcast stops by to help John Emotions test some new podcasting software and give some shout-outs to their current favorite social media followers. They also discuss entertainers with Bipolar-related shows and movies. During...

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March 14, 2018

Abandonment and Isolation, Bipolar Style

The grooves in your record dictate the songs you play your entire life. John Emotions shares his experience with abandonment and isolation resulting from his Bipolar Disorder diagnosis. Learn how to connect with other Bipolar people via...

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Feb. 28, 2018

More guns in America than humans! Should Bipolar people be able to ha…

John Emotions offers the simplest, albeit most difficult solution to the gun problem on Earth. In this episode, we look at gun ownership numbers in various countries; who is really doing the killing, and who benefits. John also learns that …

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Feb. 27, 2018

Embracing the good emotions, evolving past life's hard times.

John Emotions talks about finding inspiration and distinguishing bad emotions from good emotions after watching Tony Robbins on Netflix. A big welcome to everyone newly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and a renewed focus on Bipolar Disorder around...

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Jan. 17, 2018

Isn't Bipolar a chick thing? Stop denying suicides! Welcome to the Bi…

John Emotions talks about the death of Delores O'Riordan, asks if Bipolar Disorder only affects women, and welcomes everyone to the Bipolar Party ... dot com --- Send comments to comments@bipolarstyle.com or leave a public voicemail response (377)...

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Jan. 9, 2018

Why no health insurance? Is Bipolar even a "disorder?" How do I know …

John Emotions answers the burning question, "Why don't you have health insurance?" and talks about creating your own Fox Force Five; your selection of the five people who surround and support you. John then discusses ways people evolve from...

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Jan. 1, 2018

New Year's Resolution Suggestions for Families of the Mentally Ill

Captured live from John Emotions' old YouTube live stream, John reflects on the past year and gives some previews of the year to come. Highlights include snarky suggestions to families of the mentally ill who suck at taking responsibility for …

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Dec. 21, 2017

Anti-Psychiatry and Medical Language Models, Bipolar Style

John Emotions discusses a brief Twitter encounter with the anti-psychiatry crowd and the problems with excluding legitimate voices from the mental health conversation by limiting the way people talk, and the words they use. Recorded live from the old...

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Nov. 27, 2017

Bipolar Disorder Vs. Borderline Personality Disorder

John Emotions rants about the confusion surrounding Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, particularly mislabeling the initials #BD and #BPD. John explains that "bipolar" is one word, like bicycle or universe. John then metaphorically...

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Nov. 13, 2017

Mental Health Holiday Survival Guide, Bipolar Style

John Emotions reveals a few of the things that help keep him balanced through the holidays; routines, volunteering, and healthy distractions. Join us on Twitter @BipolarStyle #bipolarstyle for mental health chats throughout the season. --- Send...

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Nov. 1, 2017

That B-Word meets Bipolar Style; Mental Health Podcasters Unite!

John Emotions welcomes Becky, from "That B-Word" podcast as they discuss their motivations for starting their respective shows, and how things are progressing. We touch on stigma, why our particular identities are somewhat anonymous, and the...

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Oct. 23, 2017

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder with Dyane Harwood

John and Dyane discuss her new book, "Birth of a New Brain," about Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. They discuss what the condition is, how Dyane experienced it, and how the book came to be. They also talk a little about their …

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Oct. 17, 2017

Bipolar filmmaker Jason Bee talks about "Donovan," the movie.

John Emotions and Jason Bee talk about Jason's new feature film "Donovan," and what it's like to be a productive bipolar person. Jason also shares the story of his learning about his bipolar and how it affected his life. Follow …

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Oct. 9, 2017

Rebranding "bipolar" one podcast at a time.

John and Fiona talk about building a better podcast for bipolar people, including the factors involved in selecting a platform for the social media activities. John wonders how to reach more women and people of color struggling with mental health...

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Oct. 3, 2017

Bipolar is an emotional condition, not a behavioral one.

The planned topic got bumped due to another mass shooting in America. Tonight, John talks about bipolar and how people perceive those with mental illnesses as dangerous. But, are ALL mental disorders dangerous to others? Are they "dis" orders at …

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Sept. 29, 2017

So Happy It's Thursday ... Updates on new stuff

John Emotions provides updates on upcoming guests, podcast intros and how things are going on this fine autumn evening. If you're feeling down, please use the support resources on our site. --- Send comments to comments@bipolarstyle.com or leave a...

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Sept. 26, 2017

Imbalance? Define "balanced."

Lots of American footballers took a knee this weekend to protest the racist police state. The racist president made it worse, as usual. John Emotions riffs on the importance of protest, even to disabled people. Has anyone ever snitched on …

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Sept. 19, 2017

Bipolar Style | John Emotions on Being Shut Out

John Emotions rants about how his family abandoned him, even after they all learned of his bipolar. Also, addresses how society harnesses bipolar people when they're manic, but discards them when they get depressed. Day ends on an up note …

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