Category: Blogger Biographies

Cassandra Stout

Cassandra Stout

Freelance writer Cassandra Stout blogs at the award-winning Bipolar Parent, a comprehensive resource for parents with mental illnesses. Cassandra holds degrees from the University of Arizona in Creative Writing and Journalism. A U.S. resident, she has been a judge for...

Lauren Yang

Lauren Yang

Lauren Yang is a doctoral student studying clinical psychology in New York, NY. Born and raised in California, Lauren began her mental health journey at the end of her senior year in college when she experienced her first hypomanic episode. Since then, it has been an...

Brandy Higgins, RN, BSN

Brandy Higgins, RN, BSN

Brandy Higgins, RN, BSN is the writer of Live Mentally Well – Better Living Thru Mental Wellness.  Lifelong mental health survivor and former mental health nurse.  Live Mentally Well is impacting our community and the world by empowering, encouraging, and...

Allan G. Cooper

Allan G. Cooper

In 1995, Allan was teaching English in Japan enveloped by a culture he adored and well on his way to achieving his dream of being a completely fluent Japanese speaker. His carefully laid out plans were derailed at the tail end of the year when he experienced his first...

Sydney Batt

Sydney Batt

Hi, my name is Sydney Batt. I am from the Sacramento, California area and I have bipolar II disorder. I was just recently diagnosed at the age of 18, and since then I have been looking for creative outlets to connect with fellow people that also have bipolar disorder....

Nobodysangel7775 Bio

I am a Writer/Author/Blogger. I am a twice divorced single Mother raising Two beautiful young girls. We also have two lovable puppy dogs who are very spoiled. I am also a recovering drug addict (Meth & Cocaine) and I used to have a pretty bad drinking habit too...

Diane Dweller

Diane Dweller

Diane Dweller considers herself an optimistic survivor. This attitude has propelled her from hiding under her bed as a child to appearances on “CBS This Morning,” CNBC, NBC, FOX, and QVC shows. Dweller has been a successful Simon and Schuster author and a columnist...

Doug Colbeth

Doug Colbeth

As a hi-tech CEO for over 25 years I led the evolution of two companies (Spyglass Inc. and Kinaxis Inc.) from start up ventures to public companies worth billions in market valuation. These two innovative companies both had to be reinvented (multiple times) in order...

Emily McGuigan

Emily McGuigan

Emily McGuigan resides in the Philadelphia area and currently attends West Chester University as a Junior. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts with minors in International Business and Psychology. Emily’s passion for the arts and lifelong struggles...

Conor Bezane

Conor Bezane

Conor Bezane is a music-meister and expert wordsmith who has written for MTV News, AOL and VICE. A champion of the dually diagnosed, Conor is a recovering bipolar alcoholic whose first book is titled The Bipolar Addict: Drinks, Drugs, Delirium, and Why Sober is the...

Michelle Vasiliu

Michelle Vasiliu

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Education (Secondary). I have also completed a short course in children’s writing at Chisholm TAFE, and I am a qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor. I am privileged to be a member of the Lazy River Writers. We are...

Danielle Workman

Danielle Workman

Danielle Workman is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been writing for almost twenty years now, with forays into poetry, fiction, fan-fiction, journalism and blogging. She has finally found a niche in creative non-fiction and that is where she found the love...

Serena Goldsmith

Serena Goldsmith

Serena Goldsmith is originally from the East Coast of the United States (New Jersey and Virginia), but moved to San Diego County with her family at the age of 13. Serena graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1994, with a...

Aubrey Good

Aubrey Good

As a young teen, Aubrey was misdiagnosed with depression and placed on antidepressants that induced mania. She was later diagnosed with rapid-cycling bipolar 2 disorder. Since then, she has been on a long, sometimes difficult, but always interesting journey toward...

My Journey With DBT: Part 3

By: Allison Strong I’m in a year-long Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program.  Many people repeat the course. More than once! They say in their first year they felt more like passengers than patients because there’s so much material to cover.  I agree. Now that we’re...

Guys: 5 Reasons Why We Are Selling Ourselves Short

By special guest: Chris Worfolk of Worfolk Anxiety Management Embed Video: Special guest, Chris Worfolk from Worfolk Anxiety Management, shares 5 suggestions for overcoming mental health stigma and taking care of mental health. For more information and resources on...

Christine Saenz

Christine Saenz

Christine is a lover of chocolate and coffee, a mother to 4 humans and 3 furbabies. She is a survivor of her illness, Bipolar II. She is a Human Resource professional and has worked all her adult life despite having a mental illness. In 2010 after being admitted to a...

Kryss Jobes

Kryss Jobes

I’m 30 years old, and I go by the name of Kryss. I was born in Texas and raised mostly by my grandmother, but other family members helped as well. I have a significant other and a daughter, and I feel like the world’s worst mother at times. I also have three cats that...

Alexis Zinkerman

Alexis Zinkerman

Alexis Zinkerman is a freelance writer, advocate, and journalist. Her novella Brooklyn’s Song is available on Amazon. She holds an MA in Writing from DePaul University and an MLIS. Alexis loves running, meditation, yoga, photography, cooking healthy foods, and...

Kiki Hope

Kiki Hope

Through pain comes the need to outlet into many other forms, but one that resided with me was through poetry. I’m Kiarra Hope Lynch, I’m 23, and I grew up in a small town called Maryborough in Queensland, Australia. My poetry journey began when I was first admitted to...

Janet Coburn

Janet Coburn

I am a freelance writer and editor who has bipolar disorder, type 2. My symptoms started showing up in my childhood and teen years, though I was not properly diagnosed and medicated until I was an adult. I blog weekly on Bipolar Me, and am an administrator for Mental...

Emily Bourne

Emily Bourne

Hi, my name is Emily. I am 26 years old, and I have bipolar type 1 with psychotic episodes.I knew something was wrong when I was 15. My cousin died and I answered the phone when my aunt called to tell us. She was 8 years old. I was just getting over mono, so that tied...

Amor Ranosa

Amor Ranosa

My name is Amorlina L. Ranosa, but people call me Amor. I am 34 years old and was born August 11, 1982 in Manila, Philippines. I am currently teaching in a private school here in the Philippines. My interests includes painting, making art projects, writing blogs,...

Nic Fleming

Nic Fleming

Nicole Fleming is a qualified accountant, but is presently a stay-at-home mum to her 2-year-old daughter, Georgie, and three Burmese cats. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.In recent years, she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, initially as type II, but more...

Danielle Hark

Danielle Hark

Danielle Hark is a wellness writer, photographer, freelance photo editor and certified life coach whose mental health diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today,...

Roger S.

Bipolar type II has been a part of my entire life. When I was a child, my father was hospitalized and given shock treatments, and my daughter now suffers from mood swings that are far worse than mine. I first sought professional help from our small-town...

Jae Taylor

Jae Taylor

Starting off with the basics, I’m a mother of three boys (mere words can’t describe them) ages 21, 15 and 12. They all have ADHD, and one has autism. I’ve also unofficially “adopted” one or two other people. It’s a thing that just sort of happens.To...

Virginia Gibb

Virginia Gibb

Hi! My name is Virginia Gibb. I am 37 years old. I live with my loving husband, my husband’s elderly parents and our three beautiful children in Huntersville, North Carolina. I’m a stay at home Mom, as well as an independent designer for a custom jewelry company. When...

Taylor Rios

Taylor Rios

Taylor is a wife and mother of two special needs children. She is also a self-employed writer, editor, nature photographer, and social media manager. Diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 in 2004, she strives to help others live the best life possible while managing the...

Laura Sanscartier

Laura Sanscartier

Laura Sanscartier is a professional singer, part-time librarian and mental health advocate. She is the wife of the most hilarious, loving man in the world. Her parents and siblings are rockstars, and she is lucky to share their DNA! When Laura isn’t singing or...

Pippa Lily

Pippa Lily

Hey, I’m Pippa, a new blogger for IBPF. I am currently 16 years old and am studying year 10 in Australia. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 in late 2014, and it has been a very tough time for me and my family. But bipolar also has its highs, and I feel very...

Stephanie Renee Kauffman

Stephanie Renee Kauffman is a comedian, writer and artist based in Marysville, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of the Second City Acting and Improv Conservatory and the iO Training Center. Stephanie has also directed shows and coached improv teams...

Sarah Carraher

Sarah Carraher

My name is Sarah Carraher. I was born and raised in Iowa, and still live amongst all the corn fields with my husband and sweet puppy. I graduated college with a degree in exercise science and currently work in the fitness industry. I enjoy helping clients reach their...

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts is a mental health speaker and writer living in Huntington Beach, CA. He is the author of  Escape from Myself: A Manic-Depressive’s Journey to Nowhere. Tom tells his audiences about his experience living with a devastating mental illness. He was...

Lauryn Maleski

Lauryn Maleski

Lauryn Maleski is a full-time student studying Human Development at Binghamton University with the hopes of someday obtaining her Master’s of Social Work. She lives happily in Binghamton, NY with her emotional support cat, Pabu, during the school year and in...

Tannika Majumdar Batra

Tannika Majumdar Batra

Tannika is 32 years old and a freelance interior designer living in Kolkata, India, with her husband and brother as her support system. Fighting bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and PTSD since her mother died when she was 20, she now shares her story and her...

Zaeli Eliza

Zaeli Eliza

Zaeli Eliza is a visual artist and a writer from the Philippines. She is an only child and struggled growing up in a dysfunctional family. Her mother died by suicide when she was 16. Eliza was also diagnosed with, and is being treated for, bipolar disorder type I,...

Laura Low

Laura Low

My name is Laura Low. I am a single mom to two girls. I live in Shingle Springs, California with my daughters, our two dogs and cat. I also have a small farm where I raise chickens, goats and pigs. Growing up, I knew my thoughts were different from...

Jess Melancholia

Jess Melancholia

Jess Melancholia is blogger who resides in San Diego, California with her husband and cat. In May of 2014, she was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder. Since then, she has suffered from severe manic and depressive episodes. Nowadays, through medication and a strong...

Pastor Aaron

Pastor Aaron

The Rev. Aaron Maurice Saari is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament through the United Church of Christ (UCC), currently serving a More Light Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Pastor Aaron has bipolar disorder and...

Ros Limbo

Ros Limbo

My name is Ros Limbo. I’m a writer, blogger, vegetarian and yogi. I wish to get accepted into Cambridge University’s Masters of Creative Writing programme in 2017. I was always a sensitive child. I took everything a little too personally, and cried more than was...

Samina Raza

Samina Raza

 Samina Raza is a Molecular Biologist, a blogger, (https://bipolar1blog.com/) where she blogs extensively about bipolar disorder and other illnesses. She also blogs for HuffPost (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samina-raza/) She is a mom and a wife. She...

Jodi Lee

Jodi Lee

My name is Jodi Lee. I’m 31 years old, I grew up in Connecticut, but I live in Arizona with my husband and our dog. I have two adult step-kids and a granddaughter; I can’t have children of my own, but I love being a grandmother. I’m fortunate to have the love and...

Charlie Kaplan

Charlie Kaplan

My name is Charlie. I am a writer and graduate student pursuing a degree in English and creative writing. After living with symptoms unchecked for many years, I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder at the age of 31 in 2015. I am also diagnosed with anorexia...

Faith and Prayer When Going Through Depression

Faith and Prayer When Going Through Depression

How do I pray, as someone who lives with bipolar disorder? In my younger years when I was fairly stabilized on medicine, the daily Scriptures were my prayer and my study, sometimes studying several hours with my commentaries and allowing the silence to foster the Holy...

Emily Finnemore

Emily Finnemore

I am Emily. My onset of bipolar disorder was most likely in my childhood. I was always different: I thought differently, reacted differently, and exhibited my emotions differently. My parents first sought help for me in 4th grade, the year I developed anorexia. For...

Steve Comer

Steve Comer

My name is Steve Comer. I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type I, as well as generalized panic disorder, in 2003, at the age of 18 after my first suicide attempt. I am married and have one daughter, with another child on the way. I went to school for...

Ron Owens

Ron Owens

My name is Ron Owens. I am 43 years old and I have been living with my wife Beka and her Bipolar Disorder for 13 years. We have an 8 year old son. In 2010, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder after experiencing a few months of uncontrollable...

Zoe DeCicco

Zoe DeCicco

My name is Zoe DeCicco. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 in 2013, after 20 years of living with a diagnosis of depression and borderline personality disorder. My moods change rapidly and I have very little time outside my either mixed or depressive...

Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae

My name is Stephanie. I’m 37 years old and have a 16-year-old daughter. I was officially diagnosed as having bipolar disorder in 2004 after a serious suicide attempt that left me in a coma on life support for a week. I have spent the last 12 years learning about...

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