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Linea Patient Expert

Seattle, Washington
My name is Linea. I live in Seattle, WA. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder just about five years ago and have been working to keep myself healthy and spread awareness for those that can't do so themselves. I have written a book with my mom on the subject and it will be published in 2012 by... Full Bio
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Larry Drain

Hopeworks Community is a multi-faceted site that covers many aspects of bipolar disorder as well as other mental health issues. Included are bipolar, recovery, support, suicide prevention, advocacy, depression stigma and others. Hopeworks Community has been featured on many other sites including "Beyond Blue", Psychcentral, Huffington Post, Bipolarcentral, as well as many others....

Arielle B.

Northampton, Pennsylvania
I am a woman with a story, a voice, and a commitment. I am dedicated to helping others in the best way I know how: my writing. Writing helped me on my way to recovery and I have a sincere passion to be, at the very least, an understanding voice amid the pain of eating disorders and all that they bring. I've never been happier, so I know that health--mental, physical, and emotional--is possible....

rajesh moganti

tanuku, India
Medical student from India and health blogger

Kate McLaughlin.

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly...

annhertel

Somewhere, Tennessee
The bipolar disorder diagnosis at the age of 23 was a relief to know I was not simply a bad person and there was a reason for the way I have felt. Yet I have been struggling to cope and understand this disorder... what does it mean? How do the brain imbalances affect my behavior and moods? Why do I rapid cycle? Why do I get obsessive thoughts? Is there a link between mania and memory? Is there...

Michele Soloway Sexton

Seymour, Tennessee
I have been familiar with bipolar disorder from an early age, as my mother has the disorder, too. We lost my sister to bipolar disorder on April 15, 2005. I am married to a man who also has the disorder, so I know it from both a survivor and a supporter's point of view. I live in Tennessee and have 3 grown sons. I love to write and to use my writing to help other people with bipolar...
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YogaMama

Bossier City, Louisiana
I'm a WAHM of 3 girls (1 of which I homeschool) and 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a turtle. I'm an artist, writer, activist, yogi, and model. I sell crafts on etsy with my kids. You can check us out at http://www.ditsygypsy.etsy.com and http://www.fauxpasma.etsy.com. I'm a dedicated yogi, and I'm also a strong supporter of herbal remedies. If those who know me well were asked to use one word to describe...

Liz Janill

California
Hi, my name is Liz. I am a Special Ed. teacher in Texas. I previously taught 5th grade Math for a lot of years and just two years ago was offered a job of working with students who have special needs. My mother was severely bipolar all of my life starting when I was 18 months old.  I was her primary care-giver for much of those years. After her death, almost five years ago, I thought at...

Viv

Austin, Texas
I am disabled with CFIDS/FMS. My mission to help people advocate for themselves and take control of their health challenges. My goal is to reach as many people as possible and share my own personal tips, tools, and pain management experience. I admire people that are able to deal with chronic illnesses. I also admire creative people that help inspire all types of people. I enjoy reading blogs,...