Category: Blogger Biographies

Melanie Luxenberg

Melanie Luxenberg

Melanie Luxenberg was diagnosed with Bipolar II in July 2010. She also experiences rapid cycling and at times, experiences multiple cycles in a week, as well as general anxiety and social anxiety. Melanie graduated with an Honour’s B.A. in English & History from...

Aussie Ravandi

Aussie Ravandi

Hello, my name is Aussie Ravandi. I am a 25 year old college student living with and managing bipolar disorder. It took several years to be able to say that. I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder at the age of 19, after years...

Ancu?a Ion

Ancu?a Ion

Ancu?a Ion is a 21-year-old medical student residing in Bucharest, Romania. She is willing to pursue a career in psychiatry and she finds bipolar disorder one of the most challenging and important afflictions that both patients and mental health specialists deal...

Beka Owens

Beka Owens

When I was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder with episodes of ultra-rapid cycling in 2001, I found an answer for a lot of questions about why I was the way I was – and even more questions about what to do with that information. I hope my blog posts ignite hope and...

Aarti Girdhar

Aarti Girdhar

Aarti Girdhar is finishing her Ph.D in physics. Her fight with the bipolar disorder, as a caregiver of a loved one, got her interested into mental health issues. She dreams of a fair and just world for every living being and believes each one of us have to contribute...

Teresa Smeigh

Teresa Smeigh

Teresa Smeigh is currently 59 years old and lives in Deptford, New Jersey. She is a mental health blogger and has been featured on 2 websites with her articles about Bipolar Disorder. Her desire is to be a mental health advocate. She has joined a few projects to help...

Lynn Ulrich

Lynn Ulrich

My name is Lynn Ulrich. I have a bachelor’s degree in Education and am currently an elementary school teacher and gym instructor. I was diagnosed with rapid cycling Bipolar I Disorder with psychotic features in 2008. In my free time I love to go to the gym, play with...

Jessica Hull

Jessica Hull

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. My name is Jessica Hull. I am thirty years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder, general anxiety disorder, and social anxiety at the age of sixteen. Prior to this diagnosis I was being treated for...

Chris Cole

Chris Cole

Chris Cole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and is a certified Strategic Intervention Coach. He has recently authored a memoir of his journey with bipolar disorder, titled The Body of Chris in honor of his delusion...

Ravneet Sandhu

Ravneet Sandhu

Ravneet Kaur Sandhu, an 18-year-old, loves to read. She wants to study Psychology in college and help make a difference in the metal healthcare sector. A writer in making, Ravneet loves to sit and ink her thoughts. Ravneet lives in Chandigarh, India. 

Mary Kidd

Mary Kidd

My name is Mary Kidd. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 26, 1971. I moved to Houston with my family when I was five and currently reside here. I attended New York University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  After I graduated from NYU I...

Krystal Reddick

Krystal Reddick

Krystal Monique Reddick was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I in 2007, at the age of 23. So she’s had nearly a decade to learn her disorder. She is an educator, mental health blogger, and Master’s in Social Work graduate student. After teaching for seven years in K-12...

Arianna Dixon

Arianna Dixon

Thank you for reading my biography and my blog. My name is Arianna Dixon. I have been diagnosed with A-typical Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’m a musician and writer with a wonderful, supportive family. I live with my upbeat, loving fiancé,...

Alana L

Alana L

Alana currently lives within the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with her 6-year-old beagle and Fiancé?. ?She studied Sociology and English at Radford University but medically withdrew during her senior year in 2008 when she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder...

Michele Barrett

Michele Barrett

I can’t start anywhere to be exact. I’ve been sick since I was 16 years old and I developed insomnia due to the illness, or so my caregivers and I thought. It wasn’t until a few months before I turned 19 that things got out of control for me. I was...

Mark Maiden

Mark Maiden

My name is Mark Maiden. I’m a student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas studying Sociology and American Studies with a focus in gender and sexuality. I was diagnosed bipolar type II rapid cycling a week after I graduated high school at the age of 18....

Jessica Christenbury

Jessica Christenbury

Jessica Christenbury graduated from Clemson University, SC in 2005 with a degree in English. She has taught English and has been a copy editor, office manager, and writer. Recently diagnosed in January of 2014 with bipolar disorder, she has claimed to use this...

Lauren Meredith

Lauren Meredith

Lauren Calabrese (soon to be Lauren Meredith) was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in November of 2010 when she was 24.  She has a dual BA in Psychology and English Literature.  She is now working on her MA in English and Creative Writing with a concentration...

Yvette Hess

Yvette Hess

Proud mom of 3 young boys- hoping to have a girl in the next couple of years (don’t tell my husband). Used to be in the IT Audit profession with two of the big four audit firms, but now I am a stay-at-home mom. Also used to study at one of the best universities in...

Allison Strong

Allison Strong

My name is Allison Strong and I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 in 1989. I’m from Southern California. Allow me to tell a story that has repeated itself my whole life. In High School I desperately wanted to play Volleyball, hoping it would end my sense of...

Pam

Pam

Pam lives in Brooklyn. Raised in London, she moved to the States in her mid-twenties. Pam works as a sales rep for two small importers of wine and spirits. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder since May 2014 she is new to the research and lifestyle changes involved in...

Cavelle Martin

Cavelle Martin

Hi, my name is Cavelle. I’m 30 years old, diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar II Disorder. I have learned a lot about myself since my diagnoses. One thing I have learned is that there needs to be a bigger voice out there in order to help end...

Luis Javier Hernández Ramos

Luis Javier Hernández Ramos

Hola soy Luis Javier Hernández  Ramos soy de Tegucigalpa Honduras , yo fui diagnosticado con la condición Bipolar Tipo II Cuando tenía la edad de 48 años, Yo soy Ingeniero Civil con un Máster en Diseño de Interiores, Somos 3 Hermanos mi Hermana Mayor es Doctora...

Sarah F.

Sarah F.

I am a lawyer and former middle school teacher living in Chicago. My dad battled Bipolar I disorder most of his adult life, unbeknownst to me until 2008.  He died by suicide at age 65 in September of 2014. My dad was quick witted, unfailingly kind and generous,...

Liz Wilson

Liz Wilson

Liz was diagnosed as Bipolar Disorder I, NOS during college in 1996. As a Psychology/Women’s Studies major, she was relieved and intrigued by her diagnosis, but not surprised. Both her siblings and Mother were also diagnosed Type I or Type II Bipolar Disorder. During...

Moustafa Hausain

Moustafa Hausain

My name is Moustafa Hausain from Jordan/Middle East. I work for kalima translation Abu Dhabi. I basically translate books that fall under the humanities umbrella: like Philosophy, History, Psychology and the like. I translated, among other books, a book by the science...

Sally Buchanan-Hagen

Sally Buchanan-Hagen

My name’s Sally and I live in Australia. I’m 24, a nurse in the emergency department, an honours student and I have bipolar type I disorder. When I was 20 I was diagnosed with unipolar depression, but a few years later at 22 it was evident that I had bipolar. I was...

Jeff Grace

Jeff Grace

I was originally diagnosed with bipolar II when I was 23 years old. After being involved in a car accident in 2010 many of my symptoms became much more intense and frequent. Eventually I had to take a leave from work to deal with both a spinal injury and the...

Marcelina P.

Marcelina P.

My name is Marcelina, I’m 23 years old and live in Poland. I was diagnosed two years ago with bipolar I mainly but also ultra rapid cycling during the day.  Just since my diagnosis I’ve already had few really huge manic and depression episodes so I need to be...

Jane T.

Jane T.

I am a Canadian journalist, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and acute anxiety almost ten years ago. Since then, I have learned my triggers, and coping techniques and have incorporated these techniques into my daily life. Having grown up with a chronic...

Susan P.

Susan P.

My name is Susan. I am twenty-two and was diagnosed with bipolar I in 2013 while in college. College meant the key to my future and to have that taken away right in front of my eyes was horrific. I want to inspire young adults to get help and to realize that having to...

Nanieve Groenewald

Nanieve Groenewald

I am 45 years old and was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder when I was 12.  About 2 years ago I was also diagnosed with PSTD after my partner of years tried to murder me (almost succeeded and nearly died). I went through the court case and am rather proud of...

Greg Wohler

Greg Wohler

My name is Greg Wohler, and I sit on a hospital help desk utilizing my technology skills to assist users and patients with the daily goings-on with the technical side of the complex – patience for patients, is key (pun intended!). Reading, trying new restaurants,...

Carrie Elizabeth Lin

Carrie Elizabeth Lin

Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC is a psychotherapist and career counselor in San Jose, California. She has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, psychology instructor, and behavioral health researcher. She is currently in private practice and an adjunct...

Susan Zarit

Susan Zarit

I am a wife, a mother, an educator and a mental health advocate.  I have lived with bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder for more than half my life.  I wasn’t properly diagnosed until the early 2000’s.  It wasn’t until I started volunteering with a...

Kait Mauro

Kait Mauro

Kait Mauro is a 24-year-old blogger who is diagnosed with Bipolar Type II and Borderline Personality Disorder. She is also a photographer and her work can be seen at kaitmauro.com.

Andrea Piekarski-Susalla

Andrea Piekarski-Susalla

Andrea Piekarski-Susalla was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She attended Eastern Michigan University and Davenport University specializing in Business Management and Accounting. Andrea was...

Paula Bostrom

Paula Bostrom

Paula Bostrom is a freelance media broadcaster and journalist. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two teenagers and her psychiatric service dog Cane, a rescue dog from Hurricane Katrina. Paula was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 42.

Denis Muthuri

Denis Muthuri

My name is Denis Muthuri from Kenya, Africa. I was diagnosed with unipolar depression at 18. By the time I was 23 my condition degenerated with all my symptoms pointing towards bipolar disorder 2. At the time of my diagnosis I was self-medicating with alcohol binges...

Dyane Harwood

Dyane Harwood

Dyane Leshin-Harwood holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Dyane was diagnosed with type I bipolar disorder in 2007 at age thirty-seven, six weeks postpartum after the birth of her second daughter. As a...

Heather Foster

Heather Foster

My name is Heather Foster. I am happily married to my husband Joe and I have 2 beautiful children (or heathens depending on the day) Gabriel and Emilia.I have Bipolar 1 (rapid cycle). Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD. Fun right?I want to show people you can be...

Sarah DeArmond

Sarah DeArmond

Sarah DeArmond lives in Calera, Alabama and has been married to the love of her life, Sean, since January 31st, 2009. Sarah was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was twenty-two, just a few months after she got married. Sarah has been working hard ever since to...

Jessi Lepine

Jessi Lepine

My name is Jessi Lepine. I am Canadian, 32 years old, married to a psychiatric nurse, and we have a 13 month old baby girl. I work in mental health as Therapeutic Programming Lead on a Geriatric Psychiatry Program at the same hospital where my husband works.  I...

Sara Berelsman

Sara Berelsman

Sara Berelsman has an MA in Literature from Eastern Michigan University, and is currently working on an MA to become a substance abuse counselor.  She published a memoir in November called My Last Rock Bottom, about her alcoholism and bipolar disorder.  She...

Sarah Lindsay

Sarah Lindsay

Sarah Lindsay is a yogi, a blogger and a doggy lover. From Toronto, Canada she lives with her neurotic dog, her older brother and his cat. With an undergraduate degree in History, Sarah loves everything ancient as well as Agatha Christie mysteries. She works as an...

Mary Alice Do

Mary Alice Do

Mary Alice Do, M.Div., is a retired ordained minister, mother and grandmother.  She has bipolar disorder, has had recurring episodes of depression throughout her life and was hospitalized twice. She worked seven years in ministry, 13 years providing peer support...

Brian Sztukowski

Brian Sztukowski

Brian Sztukowski is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a Master’s in Philosophy and Public Policy. He maintains a number of blogs about his travels and current policy issues. In his spare time, he enjoys performing improvisational comedy, playing...

Brooke West

Brooke West

While attending college, Brooke experienced her first onset of bipolar II disorder. However, Brooke West is extraordinary in that she is high-functioning and has managed her illness with a disciplined combination of medication, cognitive behavioral therapy and...

Amy Gamble

Amy Gamble

Amy is a former Olympic Athlete who worked in the business world for nearly 20 years.  She has a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Arizona. ...

Zephyr

Zephyr

Zephyr is a mom, a wife, a daughter and a writer. She was diagnosed with Bipolar II in March 2014. Ever since that she has been very active writing about her struggle with the disease.  She was diagnosed with post partum depression soon after the birth for her...

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