Culture and Identity
Each person’s mental health journey is unique. A person’s family history, race, ethnicity, and culture all play an important role in how mental health is understood and addressed.
Co-Occurring Illnesses and Disorders
Depression and bipolar disorder can worsen other illnesses and other illnesses can trigger episodes of mania or depression. Treating both conditions are important, so inform your health care providers of all diagnoses and symptoms.
Managing depression and bipolar disorder is more than just managing moods and emotions. Symptoms and side effects from medication can lead to other behaviors and complications that an individual living with a mood disorder will have to navigate.