April is Stress Awareness Month in the UK.
Stress is a huge trigger of bipolar disorder.
There is no way to completely get rid of stress. Noone lives in a bubble, but there are ways to reduce and manage the stress in your life.
How Stress Affects My Moods
For me, stress deregulates my mood. Extreme stress can trigger a full blown depressive or manic episode. Generally, I get manic.