Bipolar Interventions in Texas
Bipolar disorder, commonly known as manic depression, puts intense stress on a person’s life, on the lives of dear family members and close friends. The roller coaster rise and fall of mood, and the extremes those moods reach, are difficult to cope with. A friend who suspects someone is in the midst of a bipolar episode will likely have to tread lightly until they can discern what part of the cycle they’re struggling through. Is the significant other exhibiting symptoms of mania, of high energy where they’re unable to stop or rest? At the other end of the scale, there’s depression, listlessness and the inability to summon enough vigor to leave bed. The length and intensity of these swings vary from one individual to the next, but, unfortunately, depression is the more common part of the cycle.
Bipolar interventions in Texas face a double risk from attempting to help a loved one recognize and overcome these intense symptoms. A manic episode might seem harmless, but the symptoms bring more than extra energy. Mania causes impulsive action, moments of poor judgement and distressing agitation. Periods of depression are even more dangerous as life loses meaning and a once optimistic spirit is dulled to the point where suicide is considered. In the grand lone star state, without bipolar interventions in Texas, we run the risk of a loved youngster or a precious partner ending up in the emergency room after attempting to take their own life.
It’s not always easy to come to a consensus that the disorder is present, diagnosis and treatment options require time with a medical professional, but if there are unexplained periods of depression matched with times of impulsive, manic behavior, someone has to have the courage to take the next step. Consult doctors, read literature on bipolar disorders, and become informed and educated. Share that knowledge with responsible adults in the life of the potential suffering from the condition. Before structuring and planning bipolar interventions in Texas, consult and ask questions of a therapist trained in the area of such disorders. Bipolar interventions in Texas, in any state in the country, are delicate occasions, but the person involved must be made to recognize their disruptive behavior.
We’re in this Together!
We bring every family member willing to participate, every friend and compassionate partner together, and structure the intervention, mediating the occasion with compassion and words of tough, honest love. There could be moments of emotional outrage, of denial and shame as we illustrate the reasons that the condition could be causing problems. There’s stigma attached to disorders of the mind and bipolar interventions in Texas face an uphill task. Let the loved one know that the condition does affect approximately 5.5 million Americans aged 18 or older, with close to 17 percent of sufferers attempting suicide at some point. Texas is a thriving state with solid employment figures, but all groups and demographics are equally afflicted with bipolar disorder.
The message of the intervention may be considered harsh but it’s truthful and delivered with love and concern.