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It’s All In Your Head podcast host, Jackie Colbeth, first received treatment for Depression as an adolescent at the same time she began struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. She was eventually diagnosed with BiPolar II Depression in 2004 after a decade of being misdiagnosed, addicted and yanked on and off different medications. In this conversation, Jackie also shares what it was like to seek treatment for her Alcoholism and accept her BiPolar II Depression. Subscribe to our email so that you never miss an episode Chapter Timecodes 0:00 Intro 01:14 This week’s guest 03:13 Managing BiPolar II Depression vs. Substance Abuse 04:51 The stigma around BiPolar II Disorder 08:12 Getting misdiagnosed & finding the right treatment 14:48 Becoming addicted to alcohol and other substances 22:46 Going to inpatient rehab for substance abuse as a teenager 26:10 How substance abuse impacted her family & being sent to boarding school 33:53 Jackie’s journey to sobriety 42:08 Understanding & dealing with suppressed emotions after becoming sober 48:02 Managing BiPolar II symptoms after becoming sober 52:36 Accepting her BiPolar II Disorder & sharing her story 58:53 Jackie’s advice for anyone battling mental health challenges 1:00:45 Outro #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #livedexperience #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bipolar2 #addiction #alcoholism #psychology #podcast

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