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.
The Transformative Power of Accepting Your Bipolar Disorder
Addiction & Bipolar: Alcohol, Cigarettes, Food & Cocaine
Stigma in the Family and Bipolar Disorder
Maintaining Hope with Bipolar Disorder
Relapse: Return of an Old Foe
To Binge or Not To Binge
Mania: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Anxiety: Too Much Is No Fun
Depression: To the Brink and Back
A Christmas to Remember: Hope for Bipolar in Unexpected Places
Hope and Redemption: Family and Bipolar Disorder
A Bipolar Story