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Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman is an Australian lawyer and journalist now living in the US:

“Moving overseas was the culmination of my worse ever manic episode. I threw away my marriage, my career, my savings – my whole life. It should have ended in disaster but there was a silver lining. My world fell apart so completely that I ended up in psychiatric care, and was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I was well into my forties and my diagnosis came just in time to save my life. Now, six years later I am stable and well and have never been happier.”

Sarah is the author of the best selling e-book “The Bipolar Diet” and operates the Bipolar Lives website (, a unique combination of personal stories, practical tools and up-to-date information on many aspects of living successfully with bipolar disorder. She is also the donor and administrator of the Bipolar Lives Scholarship, established in 2008 to support higher education for students with bipolar disorder.


I was diagnosed when I was 17. I'm 56 and have been stable since I quit drinking 16 yrs. ago. I also was in treatment and on meds.

Recently I stopped taking my meds and began to believe I didn't need them anymore, maybe. This was something I told myself I would NEVER do again--stop taking my meds--after the last manic episode took it's toll. I thought God had removed my disease. I found your article The BiPolar Christian and it convinced me to call the psychiatrist I used to see and ask for a prescription. I'll start taking my meds again tomorrow. I just spend a lovely summer on a lake and have felt really good--now I'm back home in NYC and I suddenly feel low. I know believe it's unwise for me to think I can handle this alone--or to believe God wants me off my medication.

Thank you for writing that article. I also want to improve the way I eat, as I know when I'm eating healthily it improves my mood.

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