Created by George Petrides, a series of interviews with people affected by bipolar disorder.

Our interview subjects include individuals who have it, family members, and a leading psychiatrist. Our goal is to share these experiences directly and help others recognize bipolar early, get treatment early and move on to have a healthy, good life. In so doing, we hope to reduce shame and secrecy and stigma, over time.

Our Interviews

Part 1: Lorna Hyde Graev

Part 2: George Petrides

Part 3: Maria

Part 4: Dr. Robert Cancro

George Petrides to be honored by Fountain House

Congratulations to Bipolar Perspectives creator George Petrides on receiving this year’s Associates Advocacy Award from Fountain House! We’re so proud that George and Bipolar Perspectives are being recognized for their contributions to mental health advocacy and awareness.

Read more about Fountain House and the important work they do for those with mental illness.

Tickets for the awards ceremony can be purchased here. See details of the event below: Continue reading “George Petrides to be honored by Fountain House”

Eastern Treatments

While there is much to appreciate about Western medicine’s treatment of BP with medication and psychotherapy, I believe that it is worth exploring alternative or Eastern therapies as well. These may help a person reduce his or her reliance on medication or simply add to an overall sense of well-being and health.

Here I have gathered some information to serve as a resource for others seeking to add Eastern therapies to their own routines.

Meditation and BPAyurveda and BP
Acupuncture and BPYoga and BP
Traditional Chinese Medicine and BP

Western Treatments

Medications and psychotherapy are the most commonly prescribed Western treatments for people suffering from bipolar disorder. Research indicates that people who take medications for bipolar disorder are more likely to get better faster and stay well if they also receive therapy.

We have collected information about these common Western treatments, as well as some other lesser-known treatment possibilities.

Talk Therapy and BPMedication and BP
Supplements and BPSleep Hygiene and BP
Light Therapy and BPDevice Therapy for BP
Diagnostic Tools for BP

Our Favorite Movies

Already watched our interviews and eager for more? While there are many bibliographies of books on bipolar, film lists are harder to find, so we’ve put together this collection of recommended movies, including both documentaries and narrative films. Continue reading “Our Favorite Movies”