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DBSA Boston Speakers’ Series Friday, April 22, 2022, 6 p.m. EDT

“Talking about Bipolar Disorder with the People in Your Life,”
Julie A. Fast

Click here to watch a recording of her talk.

Julie will share how you can talk to family members, partners, friends and when appropriate, coworkers and other professionals about the bipolar disorder diagnosis. She will cover the language you can use to explain what you need and who you are in a way to create interest in the topic.

Julie will also address how to manage symptoms that arise from the big triggers in life such as changes in relationships, loss of a loved one, having a child, or taking a trip to a new place. And finally, Julie will share how she manages her bipolar disorder and psychotic disorder while having a career as a writer and speaker.

Julie A. Fast is the bestselling author of

  • Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder,
  • Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder,
  • Getting it Done When You’re Depressed, and
  • OMG, That’s Me! Vol 2.

Julie’s work focuses on research and bipolar disorder education. She was the original consultant for the Clair Danes character on Homeland and is the top bipolar blogger in the world with over 10 million views of her writings.

Julie lives with bipolar disorder and a psychotic disorder, and works daily to manage her chronic symptoms. You can learn more about her bipolar disorder work on her Instagram page and on her website.

Speakers’ Series Chair: Mary Johnston

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