If you or someone close to you has bipolar disorder, it’s important to know you’re not alone.
The creators behind these blogs know what it’s like to live and love with bipolar disorder. They want you to feel empowered and to have that community, too.
Whether you’re looking for resources after a diagnosis, actionable tips for managing on a daily basis, or personal stories, you’ll find a space for yourself in these blogs.
This award-winning blog is written by many bloggers from around the world who share their perspectives on living with bipolar disorder. Writers guide you through topics like staying hopeful with bipolar disorder, managing a mental health crisis, and how to make asking for help easier.
Julie A. Fast is the author of several books about life with bipolar disorder. She’s also a regular columnist and blogger for BP Magazine for Bipolar. She works as a coach for parents and partners of people with bipolar disorder and other mental health concerns. On her blog, she writes about how to best manage bipolar disorder. Topics include actionable and positive ways to keep going, tips for healthcare professionals, and what to do if you’ve just been diagnosed.
International Bipolar Foundation Blog
The International Bipolar Foundation has created a powerful resource for people living with bipolar disorder. On the blog, you can read about things like life after psychosis, perfectionism, peer support, and managing school with depression or mania. There’s also a forum where people can share their own stories.
Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer and speaker — and an expert on living with bipolar disorder. She also wrote a book about her life with bipolar disorder. On her blog, Bipolar Burble, she shares evidence-based information about what it’s like to manage bipolar disorder. She covers topics like working with bipolar disorder, radical self-care, and how to tell someone you have bipolar disorder.
Hannah Blum, writer and mental health advocate, started Halfway 2 Hannah in 2016 to open up about her journey living with bipolar disorder. She writes her blog to empower others who have bipolar disorder and mental health challenges, so they can feel less alone and find beauty in what makes them different. Hannah writes about talking about trauma, how to help your partner with their mental health, and creative alternatives to self-harm.
Kitt O’Malley: Love, Learn & Live with Bipolar Disorder
Kitt O’Malley calls herself a mental health advocate, wife, and “mother who neglects housework to write.” Her blog is all about loving, learning, and living with bipolar disorder — from everyday actionable tips people can use to manage their condition, to parenting, poetry, and creative writing.
“I needed a hero, so a hero I became.” That’s what inspired Bipolar Barbie, a blog about living with — and advocating for more awareness of — mental illness. You can browse topics like myths about anxiety disorders, symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and talking openly about mental health. Bipolar Barbie also shares candid videos on Instagram and vlogs on YouTube.
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