Mental Health Tip

Mental Health Tip: Cut Back

One symptom of bipolar disorder that people do not really understand is the financial recklessness.  It’s hard to explain how this is because of an illness and not a conscious decision.

I have put myself into a lot of debt several times and I know that some of my excess spending was because of the illness.  But some of that behavior has spilled over into my healthy life.  The difference now is that I can make a conscious decision to cut back.  I’m content not going the most expensive route all the time and now I have money to do some of the things I really want to do.

Good financial health is good mental health.

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