Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions
Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions

Episode · 4 years ago

Bipolar is an emotional condition, not a behavioral one.

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The planned topic got bumped due to another mass shooting in America. Tonight, John talks about bipolar and how people perceive those with mental illnesses as dangerous. But, are ALL mental disorders dangerous to others? Are they "dis" orders at all?

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Welcome back to by polar style, thepodcast for vy polar people and those who love them Joi as online F, Ipolarstylecom and now is yor o Johnny motion. Thank you for tuning in downloading thepodcast. Hopefully you subscribe that way. You'll know every time I upload anew one. You'll know right away. So if you haven't subscribed in Itunes, forexample, just go in there and push the buttonat says subscribe cool wow what a day I man lots happen. So just a recap.Obviously, by the time you've heard this, therewas a mass shooting in America, again sky machine down a bunch of people watching a concert and...

...so yeah it was. What do you say about? That is besidethe obvious, so here's the here's, the thing ma'am. So when youhave bipolar disorder, you're really sensitive, Tho things. In fact, that'skind of what by polar disorder seems like is to me. It's like our brain islike a really finely tuned scientific instrument, but you can't actually takeit outside in the environment, because the dynamic forces in Ach will wrecid.So it has to be kind of babyd. You Kin of have to baby the bipole Er brain, Iguess, is a good way to put it, but when you watch the news or a screenof any sort through your hand held or your tablet or computer whatever, eventually those messages will sneakthrough and affect your emotions, so you don't even have to go outside orleave the house Trell bad things can come to a bipolar person through thescreen. So beware: The pixels...

...especially times like these. Whenthere's a mass shooting turn off on plug, go outside hug a tree pick somegrass, you know, walk the dog, take a bike ride just get away from yourscreens. Just put your phone down, walk away from the House. Just yeah strongly encourage thatbecause, like I said, we're very sensitive to feelings andemotions and O boy, here's another weird thing I noticed on twitter today,especially so a lot of people accuse the killer of being like a maniac, or you knowjust basically throwing around a bunch of ablist terms that describe different psychiatric and Mental HealthDisorders, so that, on top of having to deal with the emotions of the videos, you've seen and the audioyou've heard, then we see through...

...social media that people are, you know,dragging people are similar to us into the mix that then you you're, I'm typeof person, anyways, that's kind of bound to to defend oneself, and mandon't get me on twitter during these times, especially in my personalaccount, I just rage directly at the president. US don't care what is there to lose? We have to standup for ourselves and a day like today, where someone snaps, I don't know, ifthat's even the right term, can people just snap. The guy didn't, have ahistory of mental disorders and sell a very mysterious kind ofsituation. Anyway, I don't want people that are, for example, by polar to belomped in with people that snap totally different disorders. One of my pet peeves is when peoplehashtag bipolar as Hashtag bpd, which...

...is actually a totally different kind of condition, called borderlinepersonality disorder and that's treated a completely different way. That's abehavioral issue, not an emotional issue by polar disorder. I simply kind of a disregulation of youremotions. That's it we don't act. I MEA we're not killers a lot of times ifyou're, having a conversation with the person in public and somehow thesubject comes up kind of common conversation, and youtell them, you have bipolar disorder, they take a step back and give you thefunny look like all of a sudden now you're an ax murderer and we're not sowe're just emotional. Somebody asked what it's like to feel like, and itreally is in my minds kind of like being tigger from the windy, the poobooks like being tigger and Eor at the same time,...

Neah. That's what it feels like. So youcan imagine if it's you know, Bi polar person simply has a wide range ofsensitive emotions. We're not going to go out there and kill anybody. In fact,when we see killings go on in the news media we KANDOF like entrench. We got to likecrawl back into the bed, but sometimes you can't sometimes you have to go outinto the world and and deal with it, so that was one ofthose days today kind of stressful. I guess if I had to give my my day andnumber ind, give it like a four out of ten once at ten I'd give to that four.You know, and I was going to tell a story about my sister Kati, but thenall of this killing happened and I don't really want the two stories to lose effect. You know what I mean,so I'm going to just let that sit for a minute and let people process the maskkilling in Las Vegas, and I will tell...

...my sisters story in a couple of days.After that kind of passes, and well at least, is freshness. Does it's funny?We noticed in the social media streams, you know one one hour, it's last vegasshooting then the next hour it's Tom Petty dies, so it really is like thesocial media or the media in general is always pushing the tragedy of the hourand just when you're, when you're out there on social media or watching TV oreven listening to the radio or whatnot just beaware, that everyone has anagenda, and sometimes it's just best to disconnectfor a minute and take care of yourself and and really I just I don't want it.The whole show to be about negative things. It's just I don't know. I feelslike a big weight was set upon us overnight and now that you know we kindof wake up with that feeling of dread. Once again,...

...more killing was swiping through myflit book in the morning, and I see just these four hundred plusmlike whatfor how's that even possible? How do how do you shoot four hundred people, five hundred plus people? Now almostsix hundred people got shot by one dude wow, a fenced in crowd, od people fromthirty two floors up in the air. That's sick, sick! I don't know if I'm Gong to leave thisin the show Jeez. So hey here's a tip, look into this,while you're out there surfing the Internet. If you must just to get offsocial media, I saw headline looked into it a little bit. This is kind oftrippy that says: They've done some studies now that indicate the shorteryou sleep, the shorter your life. That's easy way to remember it written!You know the shorter, your sleep, the shorter your life, so get lots of sleep,get your full eight hours asleep. I...

...know when you're bypolar the doctorspretty much gauged your mental health by your sleep first thing they alwaysask is hows your sleep. What are you sleeping and you kind of tell them whenyou're sleeping what your hours are and if you're getting enough and if you'renot they'll, give you some heavier drugs to make sure you do get enoughsleep, so they're always trying to tame the mania through sleep, which you know.I guess that might work for some people, so cool. But anyway the shorter yousleep, the shorter your life go, Google that and read up on it. It's kind ofinteresting check that out and while we're on the topic of social media,just generally speaking, you'll see a lot of people trying to raise awarenessraise awareness. I get get this visual of awareness being like a little flagon a stick, and somebody holds up a little stick and there's a flag thatsays: here's a cause and there's another stick with the little flag andan a cause on it and pretty soon there's so many little sticks and flagsthat you can't see anything and you...

...can't read what's on all of theselittle sticks and flags, so I think it's important to focus and choose your cause carefullyand and kind of stick with that and move it beyond just making people awareto take in action. So, for example, in the realm of mental health in America,especially there could be a lot more governmentfunding to look into the causes of these things. Instead of you know,subsidies to pharmaceutical companies to keep drugging people that have theseconditions that you know frankly, some things like bi polar. I still have ahard time, just discerning, whether it's a disorder or where everybody elseis just not sensitive enough. I would prefer that we live in a more kind,more sensitive world, and so there's always a debate on what things are evendisorders and since they can't cure by...

...polar, do they even know what it is. So we cantalk about that in upcoming episodes. Speaking of upcoming episodes, I got the part I needed over theweekend. It's a little gadget that plugs into my iphone lightning port toa USB, and then I can put that up into my zoom Mike and supposedly have supercrystal clear telephone calls coming right into the Mike with me. So thatwould be nice. I have a couple people a'd Luke, to interview right off thebat several actually about Fourr, five now and Oh torecap. Last month, DianeHarrwood, who I told you, was kicking your butt on the leader Board. She wonso she's getting a hold on hold on I'm coming yeah, okay, okay, Oh and so I want to thank DianeHarwood. She kicked everyone's Butt on...

...the leader Board in September. The leaderboards are now reset, soeveryone has a new opportunity to get their emo Joe Tshirt, I'm sending oneout to Diane. That's awesome. I really appreciate all of her help sharing andretweeting on twitter, in particular seems like the best place to be reallyfor this kind of show, there's lots of up to the minute articles and blogposts and youtube videos, other podcasts andthings like that, specifically about bipolar disorder or borderlinepersonality disorder, ptsd all the different things and they're easy tofind on twitter. So I appreciate it. If you hit me up on twitter, just go to atbipolar style and follow. I always follow people back. If I can tell thatyou're a real human and I' love to have you, so that's probably about it. For nowman, I got so much to talk about really...

...with the Katye story and something else.Welong GI see my list. I got list of upcoming topics really kind of dig a little deeper into thewhole mads versus nomeds, contingency, specifically with bipolar disorder,because medicating bipolar disorder is really tricky. So a lot of times peoplestop the MEDS and just go free balling, doing whatever the hi can to feelbetter and there's also another side who swear by the meds and are totallyaddicted to the pharmaceuticals. So those are awesome topics I look forwardto talking to in the future. All right, then youall have a great day like O wet. You heard subscribe onApple Podcast by it and join us at by colar stylecom thanks fillisme.

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