Relapse in Mental illness

The Bipolar Writer – guarding against, and noticing early signs of relapse.

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

What You Can do to Prevent Relapse into Mental Illness

Let’s face it. No matter how much we try, there is a good chance that you will have a relapse episode on your recovery journey. It is always important for us to make sure that we prepare for the eventual relapse episode in your mental illness.

It happens to us all. I am reminded of a recent relapse of my own. It was during Christmas. I had finished a very long semester and I was staring down two weeks of no real goals relating to school. I was overdoing life by writing every second I was awake and it showed a huge spike in depression leading up to the final week of my semester.

My depression had taken over, and I was not prepared. It took me several days of laying in bed to finally leave my bed, take…

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