Bipolar is Not Going Anywhere, but Neither am I – By Sarah Jickling

The first time a doctor told me I had bipolar disorder, I didn’t believe her. Bipolar is a scary word that to me that meant “crazy”, and I didn’t feel crazy. I mean, I got straight A’s in high school! I was the “happy-go-lucky” musician who wrote cute songs on the glockenspiel. I had just […]


When I was 16 years old, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (NOS), NOS means that they weren’t sure what “kind” of bipolar I may have. That sat in my throat, and then in my chest, like a rock. It was another question mark covering the barren landscape that had become my life. I didn’t […]

Love Found in the Ashes

My name is Robbie. I grew up a happy kid. Outgoing, energetic, bubbly. I was a little sensitive, but nothing too bad. I had a happy life. As I became a teenager, I joined almost every sport I could, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track, rugby, football, and hockey, I was a lead spokesperson a a few assemblies […]

Andrea Paquette bipolar babe


Hello, my name is Andrea Paquette and I am known as the Bipolar Babe in the mental health community. I founded the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia by launching and from the beginning my mandate is to stomp out stigma. The Society has been in operation since 2010 and I am so happy to […]


I’m Sarah Fader. I’m a 36 year old single mother of two children living in New York City. I live with panic disorder, ADHD, PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. I started Stigma Fighters, a mental health non-profit organization after I told my story about living with mental illness for The Huffington Post – Fighting Against […]