Together at the Poles

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Diagnosis and Stigma: How the DSM Is Not our Enemy

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, May 4, 2015

I just finished up a degree in psychotherapy, and I heard a lot of different opinions about the DSM, or “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, the standard gu...
Bipolar Disorder and Smoking: How I Finally Managed To Quit

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, September 6, 2014

The rate of smoking among people with bipolar disorder is incredibly high.
Is It Possible To Be Authentically Bipolar?

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, August 28, 2014

Being bipolar can be a very lonely experience, because we are so often required to hide our emotions and thoughts.
School: The Bipolar Way

Michael Ligtenberg, February 17, 2014

In this blog, I would like to share my experience in schools over the last 44 years. It traces how bipolarity affected my progress in school and my social life.
Michael Ligtenberg: Photography

Michael Ligtenberg, November 23, 2013

Columnist Michael Ligtenberg is also a photographer, and has generously shared a new gallery with us at Bipolar Village.
What I Cannot Change, What I Can Change, and How To Know the Difference

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, October 13, 2013

Many of you are probably familiar with what is called the "Serenity Prayer".
Responsibility Without Blame: Healthy Ownership of a Bipolar Life

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, September 29, 2013

Bipolar disorder has caused me to do a lot of harm, especially before I was taking proper medication.
Scott Hunt: Photography

the Bipolar Village Gallery, May 17, 2013

I was in the USAF when trouble began to brew for me. After being discharged from the USAF in '95, I was having great difficulties maintaining a job.
Alexandra Petersen: Paintings

the Bipolar Village Gallery, May 8, 2013

Alex Petersen is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Being raised with a mother who was also an artist and teacher, art has long been a defining part of her life.
Bipolar Disorder and Spirituality: The Data of Religious Experience

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, May 6, 2013

The idea that mental illness and divine inspiration are connected is extremely old, going back into the very roots of the roots of our language.
Benjamin Graebner: Abstract Works

Benjamin Graebner, May 3, 2013

This is the second part of Ben Graebner's new gallery. His work spans both the figurative and the abstract, and this gallery consists of his abstract works from the past year.
Benjamin Graebner: Figurative Works

Benjamin Graebner, May 1, 2013

Benjamin Graebner was the first artist ever to display his work on Bipolar Village.

Psychotherapy from Daniel

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC is a Canadian Certified Counsellor specializing in bipolar disorder, offering in-person, online, and telephone psychotherapy within Canada.

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