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"I would only present to the doctor when depressed...not the 'lovely' hypomania feeling"

It's World Mental Health week, and Ivan was joined by a man who has lived with bipolar disorder f...

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18.21 10 Oct 2019


"I would only present to the doctor when depressed...not the 'lovely' hypomania feeling"


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18.21 10 Oct 2019


It's World Mental Health week, and Ivan was joined by a man who has lived with bipolar disorder for 20 years, and a psychiatric nurse with 30 years experience.

Mayo man Liam Gildea shared his journey of depression and bipolar disorder, from the early signs to getting the correct diagnosis and getting well.

Brid O'Meara is the Director of Services for the charity Aware, who are hosting a conference "The Future of Depression and Bipolar Disorder" this Saturday, 12th October in UCD, details can be found www.awareconference.com

Listen here as Liam speaks opening and honestly about the challenges his mental health caused him as well as his loved ones, while Brid shared her knowledge of mental health services and some advice for coping with a diagnosis.

 


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