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How is Bipolar Disorder Depicted in Pop Culture?

How is Bipolar Disorder Depicted in Pop Culture?

When we see a celebrity acting erratically over a significant period of time, the media is usually quick to assume that they are suffering from Bipolar disorder. Although it is only speculation, the negative portrayal of the disorder seeps into our everyday thinking, perpetuating the stigma of mental health. Bipolar Disorder Inaccurately Portrayed Bipolar disorder is characterized by its extreme mood swings, where a person may experience polarizing episodes of intense high-energy mania to crippling levels of depression. Affecting over 1.5% of the Canadian population, it’s...
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Ask A Lawyer: Independent Medical Evaluations

Ask A Lawyer: Independent Medical Evaluations

We speak to a lawyer from our team, and read them some questions from potential clients with Bipolar Disorder. Read more to find out about specific issues surrounding Bipolar Disorder and disabilities claims and IME’s. Q: As a potential client diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, if my insurance company requests an IME, is it mandatory for me to have the examination? Of course, you can always decline submitting an IME, but it’s extremely important to weigh the potential consequences. If your insurance company has already denied your claim and you are not receiving any...
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Navigating Disability with Mental Illness

Navigating Disability with Mental Illness

Applying for disability benefits is an overwhelming process, particularly for those suffering from mental illnesses. The uncertainty of the process combined with trying to prove an invisible disease to doubting insurance companies, leaves most victims feeling confused and hopeless. Insurance Companies Will Add To Confliction Rather than help, most insurance companies will add to this confliction by refuting your claim, which causes more stress during an already sensitive time. Paula D. faced a similar situation with her insurance company, and contacted Share Lawyers to...
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Praise for Share Lawyers – Going Above and Beyond

Praise for Share Lawyers – Going Above and Beyond

Personal injury cases often settle prior to going to trial, through the process of Mediation. As a client, it’s important to understand this process in order to feel at ease with your involvement in the outcome of your case. Mona Kloss, a client of Share Lawyers, spoke with us about her experience with Share Lawyers and her process of Mediation. “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the impressive work and conduct of your team at Share Lawyers. Steven and Alison demonstrated top-notch professionalism and expertise yesterday at Mediation.” Mediation...
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Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood and energy levels. It can hinder one’s ability to carry out daily tasks. Commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar disorder is a mental illness and a lifelong battle. Often considered an invisible illness, which can make it easier for insurance companies to deny claims, we understand how frustrating this can be for those with the illness. At Share Lawyers, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve. Below,...