Bipolar disorder Pendulum: stories and information Personal experiences Let's talk bipolar Dean Clarke is the subject of this week's podcast. He was in the army and his symptoms were quickly passed off as PTSD. It was only when he had transitioned out of the army into civilian life that his world started to implode until the point that he could see no other way forward than taking his own life. This was what started his pathway to being diagnosed with bipolar and starting to rebuild his life.When he was diagnosed, he was given a leaflet and very little support, this has led him to now passionately helping and advocating for those living with bipolar to help them feel more supported in their reality and journey. Dean is now an Ambassador for Bipolar UK and often speaks for the charity on all their platforms. How do we look after ourselves in a low versus a high? How do we adapt to the different seasons of living with bipolar and how we need to adapt and keep learning every day. The more we learn about ourselves the more we can learn how to live with bipolar. This is a great episode that discusses the journey and levels of acceptance and how we need to adapt to live well with bipolar. Thank you in advance for listening, Emma Belle Previous episodes include: Episode one: Bethany Robinson - living with bipolar, her love of Cross Fit and appearing on SAS who dares wins Episode two: April Kelley bipolar 2, borderline personality disorder, Therapy fatigue and healing our inner child Episode three: Leah Charles-King, being honest about working through a low and the impact of grief whilst living with bipolar Episode four: Professor Ian Jones; bipolar in the perinatal and postpartum seasons of life, psychoeducation services and how to live a good life whilst living with bipolar disorder Episode five: Steve Gilbert OBE, living with bipolar and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Please let us know your feedback on the episodes so far and also any topics or guests you would like us to discuss and feature, we hope you enjoy our new podcast.