Thursday, October 31, 2019

Open Enrollment for the ACA

The majority of people with bipolar disorder will be hospitalized during their lifetime, and as much as 62% of all direct healthcare costs for bipolar disorder are due to hospital expenses.

Health insurance is crucial.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Behind the Numbers - Longevity and Bipolar Disorder (part two)

The research is pretty conclusive: people with bipolar disorder die earlier than their peer group’s average. But the data leaves out a lot. It’s worth taking a peak behind the numbers.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Longevity and Bipolar Disorder

What’s the average lifespan of someone with bipolar disorder? Now that I’m in my 50s, and now that I’ve lived with the diagnosis for nearly three decades, I wonder if I’ll live as long as others without the disorder. According to research, probably not.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Play Sports, Get Better

The camaraderie and competition of sport can make a person feel vital, included and productive - and improve a person's mental health.