Julie A. Fast

Patient Leader

I have bipolar disorder and write books to help people better manage the illness. Facebook allows me to share daily experiences with mood swings including a recent move, a new book and trying to figure out how those of us with mental health disorders can work and support ourselves! I receive far more than I put in from the Facebook community. On low days, they are there for me. I talk openly about suicide, violent thoughts, scary symptoms, psychosis, manic mistakes and nasty depression. We can live stable, happy lives. My motto is Treat Bipolar first! I'm the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Get it Done When You're Depressed.

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook

Julie not only lives with bipolar but helps people living with bipolar also. I was so excited when I found her on Facebook as I am a Facebook girl. I ordered one of her books she has written after she mentioned it on Facebook. Julie is such a wonderful role model for people living with bipolar.  — Sue

Julie A. Fast

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