Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Alexandra writes that we need to normalise conversations around bipolar, put simply we need to talk about mental health. Read more

Misdiagnosed With Depression

After an initial misdiagnosis, Emma shares why getting a diagnosis of bipolar was so helpful Read more

Diagnosed With bipolar disorder 2

Lizzie describes in candid detail the emotions, thoughts, and issues she dealt with after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the signs that led up to her seeking help. Read more

The mysterious world of psychosis

Lynn explores what can take a person from living a happy, fulfilled life, to the bottom dropping out of their world into a confusing world of psychosis. Read more

What having bipolar means for me

Bipolar UK supporter Rose shares her experience of managing bipolar and anxiety Read more

Being diagnosed as bipolar 1

Recently at Bipolar UK we held a support group for young people, and it got Louise thinking about her own diagnosis of bipolar 1 at 17. Read more

Bipolar my Superpower

Not everyone would like to think of bipolar as a superpower...I DO! Read more

The tightrope of mania – what goes up must come down

Bipolar UK Ambassador, April Kelley, writes about her experiences of mania. Read more

Co-morbidity and bipolar disorder

In simple terms, co-morbidity refers to the presence of more than one disorder in the same person. Professor Guy Goodwin discusses other psychiatric conditions that can affect at least two-thirds of people with bipolar disorder and what may cause these to occur. Read more

Rapid cycling and mixed episodes

In this article Guy Goodwin, trustee of Bipolar UK and Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford talks about the definitions of rapid cycling and mixed episodes. Read more

You are not alone

Depression can convince you that you are alone. However, it is important to remember you are not. Read more

Death and Beyond

Daniel writes about his experience of a psychotic episode, and his management of bipolar disorder since then. Read more

Bipolar myth buster

Anna has lived with her bipolar diagnosis for many years. Today she wants to discuss commonly held myths about the condition. Read more

The mighty bi bis

Mental health has a huge impact on your family and friends as does sexuality depending on where you live in the world. Read more

What to say to a person with bipolar disorder, and what not to say

Popular social media personality Olivia Callaghan gives an insight into bipolar disorder etiquette Read more