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Julie A. Fast

7 People Who Have Changed How We View Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is still widely misunderstood. But these seven pioneers have made an impact and helped the public toward a better understanding.

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How Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking Helped Me Get Over Other Fears

Patient advocate Mike Veny discusses tips to turn fear and anxiety into courage by sharing stories about how he has overcome his fears.

Heather with her husband, Ken.

One Woman’s Creative Way of Managing Her Bipolar Disorder

From felted soaps and jewelry making to walks in the woods with her husband, Heather Tobin manages her bipolar disorder with creativity and color.

How One Journalist and Mother Manages Bipolar Disorder

Journalist Michelle Hiskey opens up about managing her bipolar disorder as a mom, golfer, and writer.

Film reels.

How Accurately Is Schizophrenia Portrayed in Movies?

Which movies get schizophrenia right, and which ones get it wrong? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

Nobel prize laureate John Forbes Nash of USA listens during a colloquium featuring entrepreneurship and corporate growth at the Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum 2005.

5 Celebrities With Schizophrenia

Fame and fortune can complicate the treatment of schizophrenia. Patient expert Mike Veny highlights the profiles of five celebrities with the condition.

Prolific artist seeking treatment for depression.

Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity — and shares where to go for help.

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Bipolar Disorder: Does the Big Screen Get It Right?

We've come a long way since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but how accurate are movies when it comes to portraying bipolar disorder? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

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9 Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Did you know Mel Gibson has bipolar? What about Richard Dreyfuss? Here are nine famous people living with bipolar disorder, each telling a story of emotional resilience.

Serena Williams

10 Famous Athletes That Struggle With Depression

One-third of athletes suffer from depression. Claire Gillespie spotlights 10 famous athletes who have struggled with depression and emerged to the other side.