What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme shifts in a person’s mood and temper. While each individual is unique, there are some common characteristics of bipolar disorder.
If you suffer from bipolar disorder, you may experience intense mood shifts that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. Mood shifts may occur only a few times a year, or as often as several times a day.
Mania often includes hyperactivity, rapid speech, irritability and impulsive behaviors. Phases of depression may include periods of intense sadness, loss of energy, lack of interest in normal activities and difficulty in concentrating or making decisions.
If bipolar disorder is untreated, behavior shifts can result in damaged relationships, trouble maintaining a normal work or school schedule, and even death or suicide.
Bipolar Disorder Health Coaching
The good news is that bipolar disorder is treatable. Our health coaches can offer you extra support throughout the process. Through scheduled phone calls, your coach will help you:
- Identify facilities and providers to best suit you.
- Set short and long-term goals.
- Supply family members with educational resources.
You are not alone. With treatment and support, you can get back to feeling like yourself. You can lead a full and productive life.
If you decide the program isn’t right for you, you can leave at any time.
Please note: Only members with health coaching benefits through CBA can take advantage of these resources. Please see your Schedule of Benefits or talk to your Human Resources department to see if you are eligible for CBA's health coaching services.