Louise Dwerryhouse

Louise Dwerryhouse


Louise Dwerryhouse, a retired social worker, who worked in Canada and the UK, is an advocate, and mental health blogger on “lived experience” living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

She was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder late in life, over 30 years ago at the age of thirty-five, and has been living well with the disorder for 10+ years. She writes to those alone, frightened and traumatized by volatile mood swings such as she had in her early days post-diagnosis. Louise tries to lead by example, by sharing her journey to recovery, showing it is possible to live well with the disorder. Her dream is to see a society centred on acceptance, inclusion and less stigma in her lifetime.

My blogs

The Transformative Power of Accepting Your Bipolar Disorder
(October 2023)

Addiction & Bipolar: Alcohol, Cigarettes, Food & Cocaine
(August 2023)

Stigma in the Family and Bipolar Disorder
(May 2023)

Maintaining Hope with Bipolar Disorder
(February 2023)

Relapse: Return of an Old Foe
(November 2022)

To Binge or Not To Binge
(September 2022)

Mania: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
(May 2022)

Anxiety: Too Much Is No FunAnxiety: Too Much Is No Fun
(May 2022)

Depression: To the Brink and Back
(February 2022)

A Christmas to Remember: Hope for Bipolar in Unexpected Places
(December 2021)

Hope and Redemption: Family and Bipolar Disorder
(December 2021)

A Bipolar Story
(September 2021)