Sleeping is something that can come very hard during times of mania. One of the main symptoms of mania is that of a racing mind. For me this seems to be more of a problem at night when things start to get quiet. During these nights with no sleep is when I often find myself getting the majority of my homework and creative writing done. The quiet is sometimes good for me, but i find myself needing to have noise of some kind just so my mind will stop wandering.
You should also consider re-thinking the way you are looking at your situation. Take a minute and look at the situation from a different perspective. While you may be thinking of it as the end of the world, another person may look at it differently.
Thirdly, not taking the prescribed medication is a natural disaster. She doesn’t like to take it because it takes away too much of the manic side of her personality, and that is precisely what people are drawn towards. If she doesn’t take her meds, it leads to the manic-depressive cycling again.
A great self help tip is to get in touch with people that are going through the same thing as you. You can also go to a support group. Getting in touch with people that are going through the same things, can help you because you won’t feel so alone.
While detained in the state’s mental hospital, the psychiatrists diagnosed her with depression and crazy, not schizophrenia, and placed her on the right medication for the first time in her life. It calmed the manic part of her personality, stopped the cycling between mania and depression, and she became stable.
When was the last time you apologized to someone you hated? At this point in time, Sarah hates Jack because her brain has fed her lies and twisted her perception about the way their life has been. She doesn’t love him right now and may take it out on him in a number of ways- a revenge affair for his “infidelity”, physical and verbal abuse, or whatever her mind may cook up.
While you’re trying to get over being dumped it may be that you have trusted family or friends who generally provide sound advice. While all this is going on remember not to lay too much on these people but when you listen to the advice they offer, remember to follow it. If you constantly complain that you don’t know what to do but don’t follow advice you’re given then people get really fed up. You will eventually reach the point, if you’re not careful, where they’ll get tired of listing to you and stop offering the good advice.