Learning To Have Patience With Depression and Bipolar Disorder

IMG_0025This article is about learning to have patience and dealing with depression and bipolar disorder. If you are learning to have patience it is sometimes hard to face depression and bipolar. We live in a society where many of us want instant answers. This is part of why it is hard to learn to develop patience when you are facing rough situations.

I share my personal story of living with bipolar disorder. It was very scary to be placed in mental hospitals and lose my ability to function. In the beginning, I was wanting it to work out instantly and to go back to how life was before my illness was diagnosed. I became angry and hostile towards my parents thinking it was there fault. It took two years to come to terms with the fact that I have bipolar disorder. This includes learning that I must take medications and work hard to function.

My level of patience began to grow. I decided to slowly and steadily work to rebuild my life. I would no longer look for instant recovery. I slowly went back to school and tried to make new friends. During the 20 years since being diagnosed the slow and steady process has achieved much success. I finished high school, college and then obtained my masters degree in social work. I eventually met my wife and we have been happily married for many years. I was able to have two beautiful children and love helping raise them. I also have been bless to write over 4 published books. I’ve shared my lessons on television, radio, online and at many organizations. It is a gift to be able to create hope for others facing these issues.

If you have a child or loved one with depression or bipolar disorder it is so helpful to develop patience. We would all love those we care about to instantly feel better. The reality of success with these issues is slow and steady long term progress. It will take many years to gain back the strength to completely rebuild. The good news is many with depression and bipolar end up stronger, happier and healthier once they do the work to make positive changes.

I encourage you to read our free daily blog on our home page. We also offer many wonderful books to teach and help those with these issues. This includes a parenting book, one about depression, addictions and bipolar. You may find any of the books on:


We also offer a one on one coaching program which is meant to help you set slow and steady goals. You may set up an initial session by calling the office of Blake LeVine at (213) 304-9555 or email blake.levine@aol.com


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