Bipolar Style

Bipolar Style

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Bipolar Style™ talks about all kinds of things from a Bipolar perspective. We cover stuff like psych meds, mental health therapy, and peer support groups. We also share our daily struggles. You are not the only one.


The ethics of offering health advice to individuals as untrained, unlicensed entertainers
Mar 13 • 27 min
Johnny rants on the ethics of unlicensed, untrained entertainers offering advice to specific viewers and listeners, ‘SWATting,’ med shaming vs. clean shaming, protecting your brand, and the power of emotions in Captain Marvel. —- Send in a voice message:…
Bipolar Style | Intermission | Johnny talks about “Med Shaming” and sensing humor
Mar 6 • 19 min
Johnny responds to a concerned listener and talks about the concept of “Med Shaming,” and his pithy hashtag #PharmFree … He also shares his thoughts on accepting situations so that we can find humor in most anything. Lastly, Johnny explains why the brief…
Happy New Year 2019
Jan 1 • 22 min
Recorded December 31, 2018; John Emotions reflects on some of his major challenges and accomplishments of 2018 and previews 2019 with a surprise announcement about the future of Bipolar Style. We also talk about being a good guest and what to do if things…
I’m still alive! Time to give thanks and move on …
Nov 20, 2018 • 25 min
John Emotions talks about killing off his ego, wrecking his own party and how things are evolving for him and the show. Be a guest on the show! http://bit.ly/BipolarGuests Buy a tshirt for Christmas http://bit.ly/Bipolar_Shirts —- Send in a voice message:…
Bipolar Party: Bryan shares about his recent divorce and separation from his kids
Aug 11, 2018 • 20 min
Bryan shares about his recent divorce and separation from his kids. Bipolar Party is a peer-to-peer support group located at BipolarParty.com —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bipolarstyle/message
Got Bipolar Style? Welcome to the Bipolar Party!
Aug 4, 2018 • 36 min
John tries to demonstrate how a mental health peer support group works with the help of his friends at Bipolar Party. Becky (“That B-Word Show”), Bryan (“Bipolar Belief”) and John share issues they’ve had this past week in trying to help their aging…
Season 2 Recap: How to Become a Mental Health Advocacy Superstar ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jul 27, 2018 • 27 min
John recounts the highs and lows of starting a new mental health podcast one year into the ordeal … tries to mention the new cat three times. Reminds everyone there is no right/wrong way and everything will be different in 200 years anyway. Meanwhile -…
Borrowing anti-stigma tactics from the homosexual community; what works?
Jun 28, 2018 • 43 min
Since the DSM (mental health diagnoses manual) was first published in 1968 until 1989 it listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. First, it was Sexual Orientation Disorder. Then it became Sexual Orientation Disturbance. Now, it’s fully embraced in…
Alternative ways to manage Bipolar Disorder …
Jun 28, 2018 • 64 min
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 —- Send…
I’m upping my standards … Up yours!
Jun 27, 2018 • 2 min
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, I left them up for awhile. For all the…
What Borderline Personality Disorder feels like …
Jun 3, 2018 • 14 min
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 trauma…
What Borderline Personality Disorder feels like …
Jun 3, 2018 • 14 min
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 trauma…
Stigma in the workplace; Bipolar disorder
May 19, 2018 • 36 min
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 in a voice message:…
Stigma in the workplace; Bipolar Disorder
May 15, 2018 • 36 min
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 in a voice message:…
Bipolar Style and the Art of Emotions
Apr 12, 2018 • 13 min
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 this…
Keep Talking Mental Health! Beka and Joe Lombardo, Bipolar Style
Mar 26, 2018 • 45 min
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; self-harm…
Wild Stallions and The Art of Emotions; Borderline and Bipolar Disorders Combined
Mar 22, 2018 • 58 min
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 John’s…
Abandonment and Isolation, Bipolar Style
Mar 14, 2018 • 32 min
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 BipolarParty.com…
More guns in America than humans! Should Bipolar people be able to have guns?
Feb 28, 2018 • 24 min
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 he apparently…
Embracing the good emotions, evolving past life’s hard times.
Feb 27, 2018 • 28 min
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 the…
Isn’t Bipolar a chick thing? Stop denying suicides! Welcome to the Bipolar Party!?!
Jan 17, 2018 • 20 min
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 in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bipolarstyle/message
Why no health insurance? Is Bipolar even a “disorder?” How do I know if I’m “disabled? “
Jan 9, 2018 • 30 min
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 undiagnosed…
New Year’s Resolution Suggestions for Families of the Mentally Ill
Dec 31, 2017 • 29 min
Captured live from John Emotions’ 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 their sick and…
Anti-Psychiatry and Medical Language Models, Bipolar Style
Dec 21, 2017 • 18 min
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…
Bipolar Disorder Vs. Borderline Personality Disorder
Nov 27, 2017 • 11 min
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…
Mental Health Holiday Survival Guide, Bipolar Style
Nov 13, 2017 • 27 min
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 in a voice…
That B-Word meets Bipolar Style; Mental Health Podcasters Unite!
Oct 31, 2017 • 44 min
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 challenges of…
Postpartum Bipolar Disorder with Dyane Harwood
Oct 22, 2017 • 65 min
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 favorite Netflix shows including…
Bipolar filmmaker Jason Bee talks about “Donovan,” the movie.
Oct 17, 2017 • 36 min
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 Jason on Twitter…
Rebranding “bipolar” one podcast at a time.
Oct 9, 2017 • 28 min
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 issues…
Bipolar is an emotional condition, not a behavioral one.
Oct 3, 2017 • 13 min
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 all? —-…
So Happy It’s Thursday … Updates on new stuff
Sep 29, 2017 • 10 min
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 in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bipolarstyle/message
Imbalance? Define “balanced.”
Sep 26, 2017 • 15 min
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 your bipolar to…
How to really help a bipolar person | Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare fiasco
Sep 22, 2017 • 15 min
John talks about ways neurotypical people can help bipolar people by being consistent, and understanding that all parts of a bipolar’s plans may be connected. John also warns people in America suffering from bipolar or depression to speak out against the…
Bipolar Style | John Emotions on Being Shut Out
Sep 18, 2017 • 13 min
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 when Maria…
Bipolar Style | BETA Episode | Housekeeping Sneak Peek
Sep 17, 2017 • 16 min
John talks about how the podcast came to be, and thanks the early supporters on social media at bipolarstyle.com/leaderboard BipolarJungle.com was also mentioned as the supportive networking place for bipolar people. The Emo Jo icon design (the yin-yang…
NEW | Bipolar Style™ | Intro Music
Sep 4, 2017 • 0 min
I took some music from my long time bro, Ray, and laid some audio clips from old-timey media to give an overwhelming sense of fun-loving chaos. This is not an actual podcast - just the intro music. —- Send in a voice message:…