Sorry I haven’t responded to comments. I’ve been doing research about Anxiety, Panic, and Bipolar Disorder. I’ve come across a great article about something we all can do whether we are challenged with a mental condition (see Tom I’ve been listening to your comments) or not. It’s about knowing ourselves and what we can do (with help) to deal with the stress in our lives; again whether or not we have a mental condition.
Here’s an excerpt from the article and a link (and it’s from a reputable source):
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP
Mary Ellen Copeland PhD is the designer of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, which aims to provide people with a serious mental illness some control over their wellness and recovery. Many centers now teach this plan to people with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
The WRAP requires planning ahead both for what wellness looks like and for what illness looks like. This can be done on your own but can also be done with the support of friends and family. There are five sections to a WRAP plan: Daily Maintenance, Triggers, Early Warning Signs, Getting Worse and Crisis Planning.
Go, read, enjoy, try to take action. Above all know that someone, somewhere is dealing with the same issues you are; hell maybe even right next door. I can guarantee you that most likely I’m dealing with the same issues you are, so if you need me; let me know. It helps me to help you.