With many of us feeling the stigma associated with mental illness, I’m sure you’ll agree how important it is to have positive stories about mums with bipolar disorder in the media.
As an Ambassador for the National Register for Anti-Psychotic Medication in Pregnancy project, in Melbourne, Australia, I try wherever possible to raise awareness of the issues facing mums like us who have bipolar disorder.
Here is a Herald Sun (August 2011) article about my family’s participation in the National Register for Anti-Psychotic Medication in Pregnancy (NRAMP). We were also interviewed on Channel 10’s The Project in 2013 and I spoke out against cuts to mental health services for mums on Channel 9 News in 2015.
Social media is another great way to join others in the fight for more research into mental health and to end stigma against people with a mental illness. You can follow @bipolarmums onTwitter – we’d love to hear from you!