Really good treatment for bipolar disorder requires at least four components: a psychiatrist, a psychotherapist, a social worker, and some sort of in home help. Many people would argue that a day program is also a good thing. I have bipolar disorder and I have a psychiatrist, have had a psychotherapist, and do have in home support services for house cleaning. I don’t have a social worker or caseworker and really could have used one. You also need money, even though you may not be able to work due to the bipolar disorder.
We now know that it isn’t age that brings about the above conditions – it is a life without enough physical activity to keep one strong and vital. If muscle strength is not used on a regular, vigorous and ongoing basis you will lose it. It is really that simple.
“I can’t stand it! I want PEACE! PEACE! I don’t want another silly feud! Sandy, please tell me more about this listening process! I’ve got to figure a way to get my dad and my uncle together again! Somehow, they have to learn how to communicate! Maybe then, my uncle and my cousins can visit me for Christmas,” cried SpongeBob.
“Perhaps, my uncle wasn’t in the best physical state of mind when he and my dad talked back then. Maybe, he was affected by some sort of stress. I mean they never really talked it out,” continued a puzzled SpongeBob.
“Well, it says here that as an ongoing human interaction, communication involves a number of components that make up this complex phenomena: source, message, channel, receiver, feedback, environment, and noise,” explained Sandy.
Not so fast. Here was a perfect way for Kim K. to show Hollywood that she really has what it takes to make it as an actress. A good performance could have led her to a lucrative career in romantic comedies. And who knows? Maybe she could land a role as a woman with a Certificate IV in Aged Care, which is a sure bet to get the Academy looking your way.
At what point do we say it is just not okay to discriminate against someone with disabilities? Especially when that someone is a child? Dangerous precedent there, to give permission for the many to ostracize the few. Majority rules, but does it rule against common decency? It’s the age old saw , “If everybody jumped from a bridge, would you do it, too?” that your mother used to spout. Someone has to set the limits for what is right. Which brings me to my next point.
Mastering the art of the story can propel your speaking to new heights, but you need to practice. After all, it IS an art. Try storytelling on a regular basis in small meetings or staff events to gain feedback on your skills. Get comments on what works and does not. Listen to good storytellers and take mental notes. Keep a journal and fill it with all the great examples of stories that you hear everyday.