Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. -Lord Byron (1788-1824) Diagnosis and Stigma: How the DSM Is Not our EnemyDaniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, May 4, 2015I 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 QuitDaniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, September 6, 2014The 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, 2014Being bipolar can be a very lonely experience, because we are so often required to hide our emotions and thoughts.School: The Bipolar WayMichael Ligtenberg, February 17, 2014In 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: PhotographyMichael Ligtenberg, November 23, 2013Columnist 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 DifferenceDaniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, October 13, 2013Many of you are probably familiar with what is called the "Serenity Prayer".Responsibility Without Blame: Healthy Ownership of a Bipolar LifeDaniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, September 29, 2013Bipolar disorder has caused me to do a lot of harm, especially before I was taking proper medication.Scott Hunt: Photographythe Bipolar Village Gallery, May 17, 2013I 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: Paintingsthe Bipolar Village Gallery, May 8, 2013Alex 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 ExperienceDaniel Bader, Ph.D., CCC, May 6, 2013The 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 WorksBenjamin Graebner, May 3, 2013This 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 WorksBenjamin Graebner, May 1, 2013Benjamin Graebner was the first artist ever to display his work on Bipolar Village.