Welcome! Please use the chart below the Check-In form as a reference to figure out the appropriate input values and descriptions for each category or state.
How Do I Choose?
Percent Depressed Scale
80- exhausting, run over by truck, extreme sadness, thought and visions of suicide, obsessive thoughts, hyper-focused, spiritual despair, feel trapped, can't escape, coming apart, sleeping 12 hrs day, crying a lot, don't want to be living
60 - physical pain, no more empathy for others, have to work to find meaning, very run down, overwhelmed, sadness, cannot remember any good times, thoughts beginning to obsess, turning toward negative view of everything, spiritual emptiness, life loses meaning, cannot make decisions, distraught
40 - increasing sense that something bad is going to happen, difficulty following routine or schedule, watch more TV/read news, fear, heading into a pit, melancholy, lethargic, general body aches & pains, sadness, obsessive thinking/ruminating, mind slowing down, perceptions numb, unmotivated, tired, uninterested, extremely bored, fight headaches, negative, need sleep, more emotional, cry a lot, need to express creatively
20 - slight loss of energy, a little slower, more focused, starting to focus on detail, uncomfortable, inward, interiorized thoughts, watch more TV
Percent Manic Scale
80 - unlimited energy, no need for sleep, mind racing 1,000 mi/hr, paranoia, delusional thoughts, rage, hallucinations, more difficult to function mentally, too much energy and information, out of control spending, disorganized, attention shifts rapidly, uncontrollable, pain is gone, delusions of grandeur, oneness with everything, euphoria, connectedness to everything
60 - "Houston we have a problem" "Super Powers" energy bursting out, mind in every direction, racing thoughts, very difficult to sleep, aggravated, impatient, irrational, confused, intense, sense of grandeur, superiority, arrogance, tripping, elated, risk taking
40 - "I like this state" most productive, multi-task, creative, problem solving, engaged, pressured, fidgety, need to release energy, need to exercise, race, speed, focus is dissipating, rapid thoughts, focus on more than one thing at a time, elevated, high, anxious, exuberant, irritation, more interested in own point of view, love to experience more, more connected, full of ideas, drugs and alcohol more enticing, feels good to thinking and reacting so clearly
20 - alert, aware, awake, able, focused, clear thoughts, motivated, happy, positive, calm, sociable, engaged with life, unaware that anything is different, posture improves, joy in exercise, appetite returns, connected, purpose, confidence
A supportive environment is one where the values of personal growth, accountability, are not only embraced and encouraged but also shared and honored.
A triggering environment is one that brings about particular states such as mania, depression and/or mixed states and makes it difficult for us to function at our best, given that we have not yet learned how to function in our states.
A hostile environment is one that brings about particular states such as mania, depression and/or mixed states that are so intense that we become overwhelmed and our ability to function is shut down completely. It i also one that is against our best interest in getting our states under control.
Inside Comfort Zone
When the intensity of mania, depression or a mixed state does not influence your ability to behave and/or function at all.
Slightly Outside Comfort Zone
When the intensity of mania, depression or a mixed state is beginning to challenge your ability to function.
Too Far Outside Comfort Zone
The mania, depression or mixed state is so outside of the comfort zone that it has taken over and we are no longer in control of ourselves and our ability to function.
Our behavior is IN-Order when it is in alignment with our personal core values or ethics. We know what the right choice is and we act accordingly.
Dis-Ordered behavior is when we know what the right behavioral choice is, based on our personal values, yet we choose the opposite of that for whatever reason.
Out Of Control
Out-of-Control behavior is the behavior that arises when we are so taken by our states that we do not even have a choice. We are either too manic, too depressed, too angry, too sad, too frustrated or too angry and we bypass our values and ethics.