January 12, 2017 • Volume 10, Issue 2 • Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines
“I’m still here.” When living with bipolar, sometimes that statement represents quite a triumph—of hope, of persistence, of adapting creatively. Ditto for bp Magazine: The new Winter 2017 edition is our 50th issue!
We’re still here—despite the Great Recession. Despite a publishing environment that’s done in bigger magazines than ours. (And thank you, it must be said, to the vital support of the pharmaceutical companies who advertise in our pages and on bphope).
We’re still here—and we’re darn proud of our work. Our mission has remained constant since bp Magazine’s pioneering debut in 2004: Empower our bipolar community with sensitive support, practical information, and a forum that says, “You are not alone.”
We provide inspiring role models, from celebrities to everyday folks to our “been there, done that” columnists and bloggers. We look at how to cope with symptoms like noise sensitivity, hypersexuality, anxiety, and all the rest. We survey the foundations of wellness—such as the new issue’s article on sticking to a structured routine.
In turn, all of you—the community who follow us in print, online and in this newsletter—inspire us with their support and enthusiasm. You inspire us to get it right, to report the sometimes harsh truths of living with bipolar, to tell your stories honestly and with understanding.
While we’re busy planning for our 51st issue and beyond, here’s what we’re bringing you for our “golden anniversary”:
Ronald Braunstein uses his experience with bipolar disorder to help other musicians with brain-based disorders find a safe place to create music with his Me2/Orchestra. Read more >>
An award-winning novelist with bipolar disorder wants young artists to know that untreated mania has had a worse effect on his creativity than any meds. Read more >>
Manic episodes in bipolar play out differently for different people, but often have scorching consequences. Learning about triggers, symptoms, and effective treatments is important. Read more >>
Unless you have walked a mile in my shoes, there’s no way you will ever be able to understand what it’s like to have bipolar. Read more >>
Referencing “cardinal symptoms” helps distinguish between ADHD and bipolar mania. Read more >>
via bpHope – bp Magazine Community