Mental illness, including bipolar disorder, is often seen as a taboo topic in society, but there are brave men and women that share their stories through personal bipolar disorder blogs. And they share without shame. If you are bipolar, you may find it helpful to follow along with the experiences of these bipolar bloggers.

Here is some information about four bipolar-related personal blogs.

1. Julie Fast, Bipolar Happens. In this blog Fast shares her experiences with bipolar disorder and how she copes with mood swings. She was diagnosed in 1995, a year after her partner was diagnosed with the illness. In addition to her her bipolar blog, Fast is the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, which I personally recommend as well as Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the Illness and Create Lasting Stability.

2. Philip Dawdy, Furious Seasons. In the second bipolar blog on the list, Dawdy, a journalist, writes about bipolar disorder and mental health issues. He was diagnosed in 1989, when bipolar disorder was known as manic depression. Now he blogs tackling the many complex issues surrounding the mental health community.

3. Seaneen, The Secret Life of a Manic-Depressive. This third bipolar blog is written by a woman from the United Kingdom. It gives a personal glimpse into her life with bits of humor and seriousness, depending on what’s going on in her life at the time.

4. Susan Bernard, Bipolar Wellness Writer. Four on this list of personal bipolar blogs is another professional writer, Susan Bernard, who shares her experiences having survived more than 100 depressive episodes. She shares her personal opinions on life with manic depression and tells how she sees it.

Hopefully you will find these personal bipolar disorder blogs a helpful supplement in your journey to wellness.

For additional information on living with bipolar disorder, here are some related links:

Bipolar Disorder: Keeping Stress Levels Low

Benefits of Joining a Bipolar Support Group

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