Fliss Baker

Fliss Baker, Author at New Life Outlook

About Fliss

Fliss has always loved being creative and, combining this with a strong business sense, graduated university to start her marketing career. She quickly climbed to a senior account management role within a branding and design agency.

However, after an accumulation of prolonged stress she was diagnosed with bipolar and an eating disorder and was admitted to psychiatric hospitals on several occasions over seven years. She now dedicates her time to campaigning on mental health issues. She is on a ‘crusade’ to raise awareness, educate, increase acceptance and inspire.

Fliss is a writer for two online magazines, mental health charities and runs a popular blog. She guest speaks through MIND, MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England and at universities to both business employees and students. Her insightful and heartrending book Madly Seeking Sanity (available on Amazon under the pen name Lola Jane) has received many five-star reviews. Many of her ‘moods and meds’ poetry has also been published, and she has featured in UK magazines to raise her profile through the media.

“This is the most important work I have ever done,” Fliss says. “I want to help bring mental health to light and make it real, understood and accepted because we all struggle in life and managing our mental health is a necessity and no different to physical illness.”

Fliss loves Netflix and Tarantino movies and counts fashion, music, bright colours and laughter as her favorite things.

Fliss's Work

Natural Remedies for Bipolar

Easy, Natural Remedies for Bipolar Management

"I am on medication, but do a combination of many other things proven to lift mood and manage wellbeing." Fliss shares some natural remedies for bipolar.
by Fliss Baker on November 27, 2018
bipolar and concentration

Coping With Distraction and Lack of Concentration

Cognitive symptoms can be as debilitating as mood symptoms, but they don't receive enough attention. Fliss shares her thoughts on bipolar and concentration.
by Fliss Baker on November 6, 2018
Bipolar Hypomania

Bipolar Hypomania: Understanding This Dangerous State

Bipolar hypomania is a dangerous state to live in, indicating instability and potentially a transition towards mania or depression.
by Fliss Baker and Bethany Heinesh on August 7, 2018
Bipolar Paranoia

What It’s Like Dealing With Bipolar Paranoia

"Being paranoid was extremely lonely and I felt totally isolated and detached from others." Fliss shares her experience with bipolar paranoia.
by Fliss Baker on March 7, 2018
Bipolar Memory Loss

When Bipolar Disorder Affects Our Memory

Instead of fighting our bipolar memory loss, we need to accept that it is part of our illness and something we need to manage.
by Fliss Baker on February 14, 2017
Bipolar Delusions

What Are Bipolar Delusions and Who Experiences Them?

Most bipolar delusions are grandiose, involving feelings of power, wealth, attractiveness, luck or insight. They can be very risky and lead to recklessness.
by Fliss Baker on January 18, 2017
Maintaining Sobriety

Staying Sober Through a Manic Episode

When dealing with bipolar, picking up a drink is only going to make a situation much, much worse. Fliss shares her tips for maintaining sobriety.
by Fliss Baker on December 13, 2016
Bipolar and Alcohol

Is Mixing Bipolar and Alcohol Worth the Risk?

It's estimated about 45 percent of people with bipolar also have an alcohol addiction. Learn the risks of bipolar and alcohol and why you should avoid it.
by Fliss Baker on November 28, 2016
Bipolar Medication Side Effects

Dealing With Bipolar Medication Side Effects

"In the last two months I have had three of my medications altered and it has tested me to the hilt," writes Fliss on bipolar medication side effects.
by Fliss Baker on March 15, 2016
Dealing With Bipolar Disorder and Noise Sensitivity

Dealing With Bipolar Disorder and Noise Sensitivity

Our bodies can become so sensitive that any type or level of noise can become impossible to cope with. Learn more about bipolar disorder and noise here.
by Fliss Baker on February 16, 2016
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