Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder

Six remarkable guests have agreed to share their unique snapshots of Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder.

Purpose and Meet the Authors

  1. To educate and share the often misunderstood portrayal of Bipolar Affective Disorder in people by providing readily available, easily digestible resources.
  2. Increase our knowledge and provide an opportunity to reduce stigma, discrimination, judgement and ignorance.
  3. Find acceptance for those experiencing life in a way separate to ourselves – with new found knowledge.
  4. Allow current individuals with Bipolar to appreciate they are truly not alone.

Day One

Opening the week with an introduction is the incredibly talented H. A regular contributor to online and offline forums and communities, H is a wonderful writer, full of creativity and tenacity, and who also happens to live with Bipolar Affective Disorder. (See: Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder – Day 1)

Day Two

Tabitha Clark is a 28 year old lady with Bipolar 2 among others, which create for a number of associated psychological AND physical symptoms to accompany the domestic trauma she and her family have suffered. (See: Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder – Day 2)

Day Three

Lynn Browning shares the pain she is challenged with due in part to those who carelessly discriminate; demonstrating ignorance and stigmatising judgement of others. Despite Lynn volunteering in a shop to help others less fortunate, she wonders if she can return… (See: Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder – Day 3)

Day Four

Chantelle shares how, with the crucial support of her husband, she tackled managing Bipolar without the full medication regime. A powerful account follows around how she copes, to what extent, and the highs and lows associated with her Bipolar condition. (See: Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder – Day 4)

Day Five

Kevin E. Cranston provides a powerful, almost poetic resume of his life, living with Bipolar. He invites the reader to judge for themselves any comparisons to what he may experience. He shares of his pain exiting his dreams to begin the day, and the battle to overcome the visits he receives from depression. Kevin also finds solace, such is his determination. (See: Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder – Day 5)

Day Six

Eva closes this incredible week of candid submissions with one of her own. Eva is as passionate, if not more so than me to help reinforce the positives for those who live with Bipolar. Bipolar is a condition that lives within an individual. It is not the individual! (See: Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder – Day 6)


This is a unique opportunity to learn, in probably just 10 minutes of reading, what others may never know and appreciate. Please honour the courage of those who not only live with such challenging conditions, but who have elected to share their most intimate snapshots of ©Living with… Bipolar Affective Disorder and share in this remarkable project.

If you’d like to guest post for the other subjects, do write and let me know.

About the author
Bob Brotchie

Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, life coach and creator of Conscious Living by Design™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Bob provides bespoke counselling services to clients in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).

Living with Bipolar Affective Disorder

by Bob Brotchie time to read: 2 min
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