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: Blog

Julie Fast has continuously helped the mental health field with research, wisdom, and information including publishing several books on Bipolar Disorder that she should be awarded to bring recognition for all of her hard work and willingness to go the extra mile to get people the help they need all over the world.  — Cynthia

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook
Julie A. Fast

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