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Erin Walczykowski, Hope for Families Facing the Extremes of Bipolar Disorder

As part of our Overcoming Challenges of Bipolar Disorder educational series, we interviewed Erin Walczykowski,…

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Erin Walczykowski, Involving Family Caregivers in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

As part of our Overcoming Challenges of Bipolar Disorder educational series, we interviewed Erin Walczykowski,…

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Caregiver Myths Debunked: Caregiving to Someone Living with Depression or Bipolar Disorder

Who is a “caregiver” and what does the role really entail? We’re debunking three common…

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Love and Support from the Drive-Thru: How Fast Food Helped My Family Connect Through My Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

By Brad Brennan, FFDA Volunteer I have a heavily-guarded secret that I only reveal to…

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Advice for Getting Through a Manic Episode

This article features personal advice from a Families for Depression Awareness volunteer’s lived experience. To…

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Bipolar Myths

There are a great many untrue stereotypes about bipolar disorder. Here we address several of…

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How Families Can Support Their Loved Ones Living With Bipolar Disorder

By Dawna Roberts, December 22, 2017 As a caregiver, being around someone who lives with…

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What Families Need to Know About Mixed States in Adult Bipolar Disorder

For most adults with bipolar disorder, their mood alternates over time between manic (elevated) and…

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Cultural Challenges Living with Bipolar Disorder- One Family’s Experience

Written by: Dawna M. Roberts, November 30, 2017 Growing up in a very traditional culture…

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Self-discovery — From Mental Health Diagnosis to Maintaining Wellness

By Kurt Morris, July 28, 2017 When I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder in…

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Susan and Gary

When Susan’s son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age nine, she wasn’t panicked or…

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Renee with husband, Gary

Renee’s family was the first to recognize she wasn’t acting like herself. “I was isolating…

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