Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Is Bipolar Disorder Hereditary?

Nearly three percent of American adults struggle with bipolar disorder. Moreover, having bipolar disorder means that an individual will cycle between periods of mania and periods of depression. There are many risk factors involved, but one common question is this: Is bipolar disorder hereditary? Explore that possibility, as well as the route to recovery, below.…

reducing mental health stigma and self-stigma

Stigma Stomping Requires Contact

“Stigma lives silently, but actively in the fears of others“(, 2012) Stigma is defined as “endorsing prejudicial attitudes about mental illness leading to discriminatory behavior” (Fokuo et al., 2017). Stigma affects the lives of individuals on a variety of levels. Individuals with mental illness also face additional challenges; finding jobs, housing, and medical treatment. Interactions…