Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression – Get Your Mental Health In Check

Watching RAW last night and seeing the footage of Jerry Lawler when he had his heart attack live on air made me think, is this something they should be showing on TV? Invading someones privacy like that? While I’m sure Jerry gave the OK, it was still distasteful in my opinion.

It made me think, would they show other things just to get ratings? Would WWE capitalize on other situations such as Chris Benoit and his family now a days? Where does it stop? How desensitized are we?

For those who may not remember, Chris Benoit was an amazing wrestler, an amazing part of the WWE, but as a person, had some major issues. And it makes me wonder, how many people may have the same sort of issues going on today, but are not getting the help they need like he did? How many more families are in jeopardy because of a family member having mental issues? Sure, you can blame it on roid rage with Chris, however underlying issues can’t be determined by an autopsy, underlying issues such as having bipolar issues. You can read more about Chris Benoit and his families tragedy via Wikipedia.

Being bipolar can affect a lot more than just the person suffering from it, it affects family and friends as well, and without the proper treatment or help, tragedy can strike if a person is dealing with issues they just can’t help themselves with.

That’s why you need to talk to someone, talk to your doctor, get help! Finding out the symptoms of bipolar disease can be the first step if you think you or someone you know may fit the bill. You can find some valuable information on the Bridges to Recovery website –

Mental health should be just as important as the rest of our body, be it dealing with anxiety, depression or even bipolar disorder, it’s still a part of our overall heal. If your mind isn’t healthy, how can the rest of your body be healthy? Don’t let something happen before you decide to get help, or to have someone else get help.

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November 13, 2012 – 11:51 AM - | Posted in health | 2 Comments »

2 Comments to “Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression – Get Your Mental Health In Check”

  1. Elysse Says:

    For me, mental health is one of the most important, if not the most important aspect of our health. If our mind won’t function well, more disasters will follow..bad diet, habits, social issues, and more.

    I have a daughter with autism and we prioritize her state of mind over others. As much as we can, we give her everything that can make her happy. When she’s feeling great, she eats well, behaves better and socialize more. Less stress for her, and less stress for us. Having a loved one affected by any mental disorder can be very challenging. People around them can be very affected as well. Bipolar is one of those disorders that is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. That’s why parents like us should advocate for awareness of the different mental health issues.

    Thanks for helping us advocate by writing articles like this.
    Elysse´s last blog post ..I Lost a Pillar of Strength

  2. Judy B. Says:

    I agree with Elysse above and thank you for your post. I applaud all families that are supporting someone with mental health or other problems. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all people with mental health disorders. Love, understanding and support can be a huge part of effective treatment. Without it, true recovery is sometimes an insurmountable mountain to climb.

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