For a long time, no one knew the cause of Bipolar Disorder, and it was hard to diagnose.  
Medications had a hit or miss success rate.  Treatment options for individuals diagnosed with the
disorder were limited at best.  There wasn't a very strong bright side to bipolar disorder.  But more
is being learned every day.
My name is Ann.  I am
unapologetically open and
public about my bipolar
disorder diagnosis.  I have a
few thoughts on the matter
of the associated stigma,
and because I'm not the
only person who deals with
the challenges of facing a
judgmental world, I share
many of those thoughts
with you here in this

There are a lot of people in
my life who suggest that I
not put my face out there,
asking, "do you really want
to be that public?"  The
answer is, "No, I really

But I want to help make a
dent in  public perspective
on the disorder.  Media in
our culture reflects the
extreme and violent mental

health cases, such as the theatre
shooting at the Batman premier
and other incidents.
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"My tides were fluctuating - back and forth - sometimes so fast they seemed to be spinning"  ~Jane Pauley
I want to show another face - the one that is more common.  The peaceful, loving, caring, and
giving people... who on occasion suffer from periods of extreme difficulty.