I am very excited to be starting this blog. I have resisted doing a blog for a long time because I didn’t want it to turn into recounting what I had for breakfast today. I wanted to participate in the give and take that blogs afford while trying to offer something meaningful. Having to write something as frequently as a blog seems very hard to keep relevant and interesting. The solution offered by Psych Central might work out perfectly – host the blog here and make it a team effort.
Psych Central has long been my favorite site for mental health issues. It has been open minded about all points of view and has attracted people from all sides of the issues. John Grohol has reached out to every community and has created a site where even my radical ideas are welcome and debated with respect and passion. I hope our blog contributes to that open minded approach and stirs much debate both within the Psych Central community and the outside world.
The biggest factor in my decision to start this blog is the commitment from our education team at Bipolar Advantage. With sixteen doctors, professors, and experts across a wide range of complementary disciplines contributing, I don’t have to worry about writing enough to keep current. We are aiming to have a new post every other day, so each author will be submitting an article a month and participating mostly in his/her own conversation.
As I am the lead on this blog, please direct ideas, suggestions, and other questions that are not related to a specific post to me. As we all know, spammers make it impossible to post direct email addresses online, so we are all forced to hide behind contact forms. I can be reached through the Bipolar Advantage Website or in a comment to any of my posts. I look forward to your thoughts.