Blogging Application

Welcome to the International Bipolar Foundation community! We’re so happy you’re interested in sharing your story with us.

Prior to submitting an application, review our blogging manual here. Once reviewed, please fill out the blogging agreement included in the manual and submit with the brief application below. For additional questions, please email nlima@ibpf.org

All of our bloggers are volunteers and contribute blogs pro bono. 

 

May Writing Prompts

Mental Health Awareness Month

  • What are some ways that you find hope when you’re struggling with your mental health?
  • How do you take care of your mental health on a daily basis?
  • What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with their mental health right now?

Self-Stigma

  • Have you experienced self-stigma due to bipolar disorder?
  • How does outside stigma affect your mental health?
  • What are some ways that you combat self-stigma?
  • Have you ever spoken out against stigma? If so, how did this help your mental health?

Caregivers & family

  • How do you maintain a healthy relationship with your loved one who struggles with mental illness?
  • What tips do you have for a parent or caregiver of someone who is newly diagnosed?
  • What is something you’ve learned from being a caregiver?
 
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Welcome to the International Bipolar Foundation community! We’re so happy you’re interested in sharing your story with us.

Prior to submitting an application, review our blogging manual here. Once reviewed, please fill out the blogging agreement included in the manual and submit with the brief application below. For additional questions, please email nlima@ibpf.org

All of our bloggers are volunteers and contribute blogs pro bono. 

January Writing Prompts

Family Caregivers

  • How do you communicate your needs with your caregivers?
  • Do you have a plan for emergencies that you and your caregivers implement during mental health crises?
  • How do you and your caregivers communicate about their needs and your own?
  • Caregivers – how do you manage your mental health needs while also helping your loved one manage their mental illness?
  • Caregivers- how has peer support been helpful for you?

Military 

  • What are resources for military families impacted by mental illness?
  • What are some of the challenges military families face that can negatively affect mental illness and how can they prepare for these?

Veterans

  • How did stigma in the military contribute to your waiting to seek treatment until after you left the military?

Gratitude

  • How do you practice gratitude and what is its impact on your mental health?

Survivors of Suicide

  • How are you healing after the loss of a loved one to suicide?
  • How can people support those who have experienced the death of a loved one to suicide?
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Phone

 

 

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