The Mrs. Utah America pageant is in 2 weeks! I last wrote about this 6 months ago and during that time I've had a lot of fun meeting and hanging out with other women who are passionate about personal causes. I've had professional pictures taken, spent time dress shopping, attended workshops, and most importantly, have become even more involved in my community when it comes to my platform of Bipolar Education and Awareness.
The whole reason I signed up for this pageant is because I want to help end the stigma of Bipolar Disorder. I want to put myself out there as someone who speaks openly and candidly about it so others realize with the right help you can significantly increase the quality of your life, and thrive!
My husband and I became facilitators for the DBSA support group in Utah County, which is something I really wish would have been available to me after I was released from the hospital in 2016. Over the course of the last 5 years I've seen many Doctors. Through trial & error, and education, I have found the correct mood stabilizer for my body, in conjunction with other modalities I use to manage the disease. I am so grateful to say it has consistently been well managed since the end of 2019.
Coaching is such a huge part of that. If you think that you or a loved one could benefit from coaching, please reach out for a consultation call to see if it's a good fit.
Please also be aware that there may be free support groups in your area through DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance). A support group is not like coaching, but I think it is a very valuable resource. Meeting with peers who know what it's like to go through what you're going through will help you to not feel alone. Here's the link to the National Website: www.dbsalliance.org