Hi, I’m Natasha Tracy, a 30-something writer living on an island in the Pacific Northwest and the author of the Bipolar Burble. I have leaped from planes, helicopters, and cliffs trusting nothing but nylon and canvas to save my life. I have worked for many tech companies including the biggest boy on the block. I have visited twelve different countries, have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and I think a law should be passed preventing Apple from naming anything else beginning with the letter “i.”
And I have bipolar disorder.
I’ve been diagnosed with a series of variants finally landing on bipolar type-II, ultra-rapid-cycling. I’ve been in treatment for over a decade. Treatments have included over 40 bipolar medications, vagus nerve stimulator implantation, electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) and several types of psychotherapy.
Breaking Bipolar is my way of entertaining and enlightening on the topic of bipolar disorder. Its shearing honesty aims to put the reader inside a brain suffering from mental illness. It’s designed to elucidate the subjects of pain, loss, depression, hypomania, hope, and humanity. It explores the difference between a sick brain and a mind left trying to cope with it.
I hope my writing will allow people to truly appreciate what the mentally ill experience and ultimately lead to greater understanding and respect, as well as reduce the fear people show around the mentally ill.
I look forward to the day when humans can fly, breathe underwater and latte art becomes recognized as a serious area of study.
Natasha Tracy’s Breaking Bipolar Blog Welcome Video
If you would like to know a little more about me, watch this bipolar video.