This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “Bipolar & Suicide” with guest Heather Funk Palacios (@WondHerful).
Watch as we discuss issues such as:
Is bipolar a disorder, an identity, or both?
What are some factors that might lead to someone with bipolar dying by suicide?
How does suicidality manifest differently between depression and mania?
How can we as a society make the world more accommodating for people with bipolar?
Further Reading and Watching:
WondHerful – Heather’s website
Heather Palacios Opens Up About Suicide – This is My Brave
Bipolar Disorder and Suicide – WebMD
Suicide in Bipolar Disorder: A Review – NCBI
Navigating Relationships in Bipolar Disorder – Marni Amsellem, Ph.D.
Heather Funk Palacios is a graduate of Judson University, where she received a BA in Business Management. Heather is also founder of “WondHerful,” a mission dedicated to mental health and suicide extinction through blog posts (https://wondherful.com), social media posts (@WondHerful), and an eclectic speaking circuit that includes churches, businesses, prisons, police stations, schools, halfway houses, psychiatric wards. Heather is a suicide survivor and a diagnosed bipolar who believes that if you wake up breathing, that’s your proof to keep going!