#22 Pretty F-ing Invincible

mania Aug 15, 2019




What do you get when you combine excited brain chemistry with ordinary pressures and frustrations? Well, if your brain is mixing ingredients with a mental disorder like bipolar, the cocktail can produce some frighteningly powerful sensations of well being.

It sounds like a good deal—to have more well being and self-belief than you know what to do with—but the results are disastrous. The emotional state of invincibility is what leaves your finances, your family, and your fun set up for ruin.

You know you’ve been there if you ever thought, “I can do ANYTHING”, or “There are no consequences”, or “The rules do NOT apply to me.” In this episode, Mike opens up to Daniel that the sensation of invincibility lingers every day, even with the proper medications in place.


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  • Drug-like invincibility can range from “mild to wild” when you have a bipolar disorder.
  • This sensation can last well after a manic episode has passed, which makes it very important to be aware of how your decisions are being affected.
  • You manage invincibility by practicing and mastering humility—the art of holding your strengths together with your weaknesses and failings.


Lifer Discussion Guide

There is no Lifer Discussion Guide for this week’s episode. A great action step is to discuss your stories of invincible thinking with your doctor or therapist, or a trusted and understanding family member at the least.


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Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Group on Facebook! We’re all managing feelings of invincibility and being active in our mental health, one week at a time. So don’t miss out!


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