If you think that you or someone you know may be experiencing depression, completing the following checklist is a quick, easy and confidential way to give you more insight. The checklist won’t provide a diagnosis – for that you’ll need to see a health professional – but it can help to guide you and provide a better understanding of how you’re feeling:
While the causes of bipolar disorder are not fully known, a combination of genetic and other factors are usually associated with its development. As with other mental health conditions, a family history of bipolar disorder can increase the likelihood of someone developing the condition at some point in their life.
“My brain has gone at a thousand miles an hour. I’ve had periods in my life when I virtually couldn’t sleep at night…because my brain was going mad. Not mad, it was creative. Millions of thoughts, millions of ideas.”