Bipolar Disorder and Weight Gain
Charlotte Walker has been living with bipolar disorder since her teens. She works full time in the criminal justice field, while writing, campaigning and volunteering to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health conditions and diagnoses. Charlotte maintains a respected mental health blog (http://purplepersuasion.wordpress.com/) where she shares her experiences and explores issues of interest to mental health service users. Charlotte lives in London, UK.
Bassey's first blog entry:
So this sadness returns quietly. Always quietly. No great trumpeting or horn blast. No drum circle or full bodied gospel wail. No stunning metaphor or dazzling simile. There is only this throbbing and distant and empty and quiet. Always this white noise of rush and tide. It’s what silence sounds like.
A Day At The Office
Hi guys! My name is Christi. I’m 30-years old with a fiance, 2 dogs, and Bipolar II. My journey began in high school. I was a very depressed perfectionist and had trouble keeping friends. That led into eating disorders (both anorexia and bulimia) treated sporadically by various campus doctors, until 2004, when me and my eating disordered butt landed into the office of my current psychiatrist. We worked through the eating disorders and depression, until 2006 when I checked into the hospital and was diagnosed Bipolar II.
A big welcome to our first blogger, Elsabe Brits. She will be blogging for us monthly and we look forward to what she has to share.
Muffy Walker, M.S.N, M.B.A., received the Mogens Schou Award for Public Service for founding the International Bipolar Foundation after her youngest son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
“This year’s Mogens Schou Awards continue the strong tradition of honoring those heroes who are making major advances that bring hope to those suffering from bipolar disorder,” said the Thomas P. Detre Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine