Do you suffer from bipolar illness and would like to share your story to be posted to our website? Your story will help bust the stigma that keeps people from getting care and perpetuates misunderstanding about those affected by bipolar disorder.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please email Kat Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
"My name is Mark and I am currently managing bipolar disorder. I would love to help everyone be healthier and happier but I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone is different and the best place to get started is with yourself."
Labels & Contexts
"They all call me a high-functioning bipolar. “They” are psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, and researchers; the people who make the labels."
Off to the Races
"Fired with mania, I got into my car and drove, and drove--and when the gas was empty, I found myself in mid-Wisconsin."
I know that, without acceptance, healing cannot begin
"Having a diagnosis was HUGE for me. I could finally understand what I was going through."
Collection of Poems
Kristine wrote some beautiful poems about mania, suicide and healing from depression
Why I Participate in Research
"When I think about the course of my life and my experience in this world, I believe that nothing has affected me more profoundly than bipolar disorder."
Finding My Way
"My mind's journey is bipolar in nature as it has taken me through the depths of sheer hopelessness to the heights of indescribable vision. "
"I open my eyes, and instantly my brain ignites. I gain peak momentum by the first step out of bed. Surges of motivation sling me from dancing like a worm ninja to meditating in a headstand"
Run Against the Wind
"The final visit my family had been invited to join me. It was then that the doctor explained his diagnosis: bipolar disorder – or manic depression. "
Weathering the Storms
"Gus is truly my “little miracle,” and now, three years later, he is my Psychiatric Service Dog."
Madness in the NFL
The Greg Montgomery Story – a 14 minute video
For the Good of All
"At the very foundational level, research and the understanding of bipolar illness is what will lead to greater acceptance in the end. I’m proud to say I was part of it."
I Am What I Am
"Although this experience was devastating and one that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life, it will not defeat me, nor will it define me."