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Creative outlets—music, scrapbooking, photography, etc.—are personal wellness tools anyone can use. Learn how through this new, self-paced course. A collaboration between DBSA and Lana Castle, author of Finding Your Bipolar Muse, the course discusses how to handle creative barriers, create the time and space you need for your activity, find focus, deal with criticism, and much more.

Launch "Tapping Your Creative Flow," a self-paced course on creative expression.

DBSA expresses its sincere thanks to Lana Castle for her collaboration on this course. Lana is the author of Finding Your Bipolar Muse and Bipolar Disorder Demystified, as well as a speaker and mental health advocate with a passion for the creative arts.

Tip Paper Memory

My short-term memory continues to worsen, either due to meds, illness or the ECTs I've had. To offset this, I carry a small notebook that fits in my shirt or hip pocket. I also carry a dependable pen. Any time I need to remember something, I write it in "my other brain". I use a small Moleskein pad, which works well. But you have to remember to look at the notebook. For that, I set my watch's repeat timer to go off periodically, and it reminds me to check. It's not perfect, but it helps.