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 the University of Toronto in 2006 and from Seneca College’s Accelerated Law Clerk Program in 2008. Melanie currently works as a law clerk for a personal injury/disability law firm in Toronto and also has her own part-time business as a content writer/blogger which she launched in September 2011. She is a proud mental health advocate, and has been blogging for Healthy Minds Canada since February 2015. She hopes to help others by telling her story, and to one day write a book about her experience living with bipolar disorder and experiencing and overcoming stigma.
Melanie is fortunate to have the support of her husband and family, throughout her “ups and downs.” To read Melanie’s personal blogs, visit https://psimbipolar.wordpress.com/ and http://healthymindscanada.ca/author/melaniel/ and you can follow her on Twitter: @contentqueenmel