Dr. Fink and I co-host two blogs – Bipolar Beat (this blog), and our original Bipolar Blog. Although most content is shared between the blogs, we include some unique content on each. Bipolar Beat, for example, is the home of the biweekly series Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight.

One of the most popular areas on our Bipolar Blog is Share Your Bipolar Story, where we encourage visitors to post their stories and insights and read and comment on stories that others have posted. Currently, we have over 30 stories and look forward to hosting many more.

We hope that through sharing our experiences and insights, we can all come to a better understanding of bipolar disorder and perhaps even exchange techniques and strategies for managing it more effectively in our lives. Many visitors have commented that the stories make them feel less “alone.”

To share your story, post it here as a comment. Within about 48 hours (assuming I’m somewhere where I have access to a computer), I will create a separate page for your story on the Bipolar Blog and move it there. (I move each story to its own page, so you can read all the comments posted to it without having to sift through comments addressing other stories.) I usually post stories under the names of those who submit them, but feel free to suggest a title of your own.

If you posted a story and don’t see it here, it has been moved to the Bipolar Blog’s Share Your Bipolar Story section.