Friday, March 29, 2013

Are you Interested in a Bipolar Mom, Mom-to-Be Support Group?

We've done a few support group calls, but we had a lot more RSVPs than actual attendees. So I'm not sure if I should schedule another one.

I find support groups very helpful. The make me feel less alone, more confident in overcoming challenges, but most importantly I meet amazing women who are like me. They struggle and triumph with manic depression / bipolar disorder.

Having bipolar disorder is a challenge for everyone. It is even more challenging I think for a mother.

I hope you all want to talk soon.

Have a Happy Easter and Wonderful Passover.

With Love,


cck said...


I was traveling during the last scheduled call, but I'd still like to join in. Maybe a forum type environment - that we can post and talk without a schedule?

Thanks for all that you do!

Arley said...

I called into the support group call a couple months ago and wasn't able to connect to you. It was just one other woman (who had never been in on a call either) and myself. I'm definitely interested. Please let me know if you are actually having a support group call. I'm very much struggling with depression surrounding trying to conceive while bipolar. I don't ever felt this alone in all my life.

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Cate said...

I would be interested, although I think I would prefer to not have a phone call but rather some sort of online forum or facebook page?

Jenn said...

Hi Rachel,
I just found your blog. I too suffer with bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed after my third child and a horrific postpartum period. Now, with our little one nearly 18 months, we want to try for one more. I would really like to connect with you and others.

Do you ever share your email, etc?

Take care!

Jenn said...

Hi Rachael,
I also suffer with bipolar and was diagnosed during my postpartum period after my third child. We are now planning to try for a fourth child so I'm extremely nervous about what this might mean with my moods. Would love to connect with you. I'm not sure if you ever share your email, etc, but I'd love to talk with you more.

Take care,

Colleen said...

Thank you so much for this blog Rachael. I am 8 weeks pregnant with my first child and have been so nervous about everything. Sometimes I feel so alone. Although I have an amazing supportive husband he just doesn't understand what things are like for me. I have been stable for almost 6 years now but have a fear of going back to where I was in the worst days. My husband didn't know me when I was really sick with mania and severe depression so I don't think he truly understands my fears. Reading your blog has made me feel less alone. If you start support groups again I would love to join.

Arley said...

I'm interested in a support group. Do you know when the next one will be?

Anonymous said...

I need this probably more then I think. The intense loneliness and stigma of lack of understanding by society is isolating.

Anonymous said...

I know thos post was made a long time ago, but do you still do these calls? I have no support groups near me and I could really use something like this.