After many years of riding the bipolar roller coaster, Laura is finally "living well" by working daily to tame the bipolar beast. She is an Account Executive for a tech staffing company and lives in the Philly suburbs with her significant other and their modern blended Brady Bunch family of 6 kids. She has facilitated meetings and participated on the board of a local DBSA support group for over 10 years. Check out dbsalliance.org
to find out more and to look for one in your area! She also interacts online regularly in Gabe Howard's
engaging and supportive Facebook group, Positive Depression and Bipolar Happy Place
. This OC87 Recovery Diaries
personal narrative is Laura's first foray into published mental health writing and she recently started a blog at tamingthebipolarbeast.com
. You can also find her on Instagram
by Laura Riordan
It took months of internal debate before I worked up the courage and the desire to at least give the depression and bipolar support groups a shot.