Bipolar Advocacy: How to Become a Bipolar Advocate?

Thursday, November 30 2017 Hannah Blum

You do not have to come out publicly to be an advocate for bipolar disorder. Read about bipolar advocacy on my HealthyPlace bipolar blog.

In modern day society, social media and blogs are becoming a platform for bipolar advocates, which is a great thing. However, it does cause people to assume that to become involved in bipolar advocacy, you have to come forward about your mental health condition publicly. This type of action is not required to be a bipolar advocate or to make an impact on the mental health community.

How I Got Involved in Bipolar Advocacy

When diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, I did not plan on working in bipolar advocacy. The beginning of my journey as a mental health advocate began four years ago. It was then that I realized my passion for writing and ability to communicate could be utilized in the mental health community. Eventually, this prompted me to speak publicly about my life with bipolar disorder.

Advocacy for bipolar disorder and mental health can be subtly incorporated into our daily lives. How? In the video, I share where I started as a bipolar advocate and how we can integrate mental health support subtly into our daily lives.

What are other ways to get involved in bipolar advocacy? Share your experience and comments below! Thanks!

Author: Hannah Blum

Hannah Blum is the HealthyPlace YouTube bipolar disorder vlogger. Check out her I'm Hannah. I Have Bipolar 2 playlist and subscribe to the HealthyPlace YouTube channel. You can also find Hannah on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Bipolar Advocacy: How to Become a Bipolar Advocate?

Joe Gomez
June, 7 2018 at 6:29 am

I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 at age 21, but I feel I had the mental condition (I tend to stay away from the stigma disease or illness) since my early teens, it was until a stay in prison, being homeless for 6 years, and suffering from addiction that I found my clinical team. Now, almost twenty years later I'm finally feeling what it's like to be stable. I would love to share my struggles to give others help, but I don't know how.

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