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 Silent Struggle of Bipolar Employment
(December 2023)

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)