18. More from Tom Wootton

“Some individuals only take prescription medications and expect them to completely solve their problems. The medicine itself is not the problem. The problem is that we expect medicine alone to do the work without the help of other components of an integrated program.”

Let me tell you a bit more about Tom Wootton. He

has spent much of his life alternating between bipolar mania and depression. He’s lived through all the terror and despair these illnesses can unleash but now sees mania and depression in a totally different way than most bipolar and depressed people do. He regards them not simply as symptoms to be gotten rid of but as intense experiences that we can learn to live with.

He feels we can expand our depressive experiences to include even extremes without moving into crisis mode – for a window of time in which we can use powerful tools to diminish the depression, including an increase of medication if needed before we spiral into crisis. Tom  has been able to find a richness and expanded awareness of life from going through various degrees of depression and mania.

He is the President of Bipolar Advantage and the author of The Bipolar Advantage and The Depression Advantage in both book and video, and Bipolar In Order in book, video, audio book, and eBook. He developed new concepts that he integrated into the first Bipolar In Order workshops in 2002. Since that time he has developed a series of workshops dealing with depression and bipolar. He has been considered a leading consumer advocate and speaker and has been giving talks to consumer groups, mental health leaders, and doctors. He is giving keynote speeches to conferences nationwide on mental health. He also is developing a Bipolar In Order Suite of on-line education courses that you can access on www.bipolaredu.com. I have completed most of these series of courses and it has helped me immensely to keep triumphing over depression.

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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