Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder By Joanne M. Doan | Feb. 27, 2017 While no marriage is easy, challenges stack up when a mental health condition is added to the mix. The diagnosis of bipolar disorder, for example, can test even the strongest of foundations. Read More. Finding Beauty in the Creative Side of Bipolar Disorder By Joanne M. Doan | Feb. 24, 2017 The idea that bipolar disorder may fuel creativity is fascinating to consider. But regardless of the science or controversy behind this suggestion, being able to see the positive in one’s diagnosis is a gift. Read More. The Reps are Back in Town: Make Your Voice Heard By Jessica W. Hart | Feb. 23, 2017 As a member of the mental health movement, local town hall meetings are where you can exercise your right as a citizen to speak with your representatives about the importance of quality, affordable mental health coverage. Read More. Washington, Lincoln and “The Mad King” By Bob Carolla | Feb. 17, 2017 Does mental illness give strength and insight? Is the effect different from other illnesses? It’s a timely topic as Presidents’ Day approaches. Read More. Learn How to Couple Your Anxiety and Relationship By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 15, 2017 Anxiety will most likely affect your relationship in some capacity, but that doesn’t mean you or your relationship is weak. And you can learn to manage your condition within your relationship in a healthy way. Here are a few ways to start. Read More. Talk to Your Doc During American Heart Month By Ken Duckworth, M.D. | Feb. 13, 2017 It has been 50 years since February was declared American Heart Month. While we have steadily reduced the rate of heart disease since then, it still remains our number one killer. And those who experience mental health conditions usually have an even higher risk. Read More. Inspiring Hope in the Bipolar Community By Joanne M. Doan | Feb. 10, 2017 Since its launch in 2004 at NAMI’s 25th Anniversary Convention, bp Magazine continues to be the only publication of its kind—providing accurate information and inspiration on living well with bipolar disorder. Read More. Family Survival Guide By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 A psychiatrist shares practical tips from his personal journey with mental illness in the family. Read More. Finding the Right Mental Health Professional for You By Elena Schatell | Feb. 03, 2017 It's important to check in on our mental health during these turbulent times. If you've been considering seeking the help of a mental health professional, here's some advice. Read More. Understanding the Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder By Cheryl Cranick | Feb. 01, 2017 Beyond occasional reference to Types I and II, bipolar disorder is usually viewed as one condition. Ignoring the spectrum prevents the public from better understanding the complexity of this illness. Learn more about the types here. Read More.