Hosted by members of the DBSA Young Adult Council, this podcast series is focused on the unique challenges facing young adults living with a mood disorder. More podcasts will be added throughout the year.

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Recognizing the early signs of a mood disorder – Young Adult Council

Description

DBSA's Young Adult Council members are back to discuss their early experiences with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, and explain how they found the right treatment. Symptoms of a mood disorder can be hard to recognize and understand, especially when they happen simultaneously. YAC members recall where they were in life when the first signs appeared, how they found self-awareness and acceptance, how friends and family reacted, and the resources that helped them most. Each member provides unique perspectives, offering suggestions for dealing with the first signs of a mood disorder and revealing how loved ones can be supportive in the early stages.

Footnotes:

Read the Recognizing the first sign of a mood disorder blog: www.dbsalliance.org/about/young-adu…-mood-disorder/

Listen to the Navigating budgets and insurance while living with a mood disorder podcast: Dbsalliance – Young-adult-council-navigating-budgets-and-insurance-while-living-with-a-mood-disorder

Can routines improve your mental health

Description

DBSA talks to Young Adult Council members about how they use routines to help manage their mental health. Routines have been shown to reduce stress and can improve your mood. Listen and learn how to establish easy routines and build healthy habits.

Also, check out DBSA's new Wellness Wheel: www.dbsalliance.org/wellness/wellne…wellness-wheel/
Learn more about YAC: www.dbsalliance.org/about/young-adult-council/

Making life adjustments during anxious times

Description

DBSA sat down with three young adult council members to talk about the changes they are experiencing because of COVID-19. The conversation covers working from home, changing commencement plans, as well as giving and receiving therapy from home.

FOOTNOTES:
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Learn more about YAC: www.dbsalliance.org/about/young-adult-council/

Navigating budgets and insurance while living with a mood disorder

Description

Sticking to a budget and navigating insurance can be tough for anyone, especially if they are living with a mood disorder. Members of DBSA Young Adult Council provide practical tips to stay financially healthy while living with depression or bipolar. They also break down some insurance jargon you may not be familiar with and share personal stories about using their healthcare coverage.

Coping With Feeling Behind Your Peers

Description

Join Geralyn Dexter and Linea Johnson as they discuss the difficulties of feeling behind your peers while dealing with a mental health condition.

Handling a Quarter Life Crisis

Description

In this podcast, Linea Johnson takes on the role of interviewer while Young Adult Council co-chair, Geralyn Dexter, shares her experiences with handling a quarter life crisis.

Getting Your Financial Life on Track

Description

Listen to this podcast to learn how to start off on the right foot--or get back on track--with your finances. Join us as we discuss budgeting, obtaining credit and eliminating debt.

DBSA would like to thank Rebecca’s Dream for their support of the DBSA Young Adult podcast series and Q&A. Both are an extension of Rebecca’s Dream’s ongoing mission to promote awareness and compassion of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases. Visit RebeccasDream.org

Struggling In Silence

Description

All over the world many people with mood disorders struggle in silence. Often times they have fears of telling others or beliefs about themselves that make it difficult to speak up. Linea Johnson shares her experiences with struggling in silence and offers some tips for others to combat this.

Helping Friends Understand Your Mental Health Condition

Description

Sometimes even the most well-meaning friends just can't understand what you are going through. In this podcast, Linea Johnson shares her experiences with friends who both "get-it" and don't.

Dealing with Relapse

Description

Experiencing relapse is a very real concern for many of us living with a mood disorder. Linea Johnson shares her personal experiences with relapse and how she has come to accept this part of her life.


DBSA would like to thank Rebecca’s Dream for their support of the DBSA Young Adult podcast series and Q&A. Both are an extension of Rebecca’s Dream’s ongoing mission to promote awareness and compassion of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases. Visit RebeccasDream.org