Bipolar Disorder

Welcome to the A2A Bipolar Disorder Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by bipolar disorder, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing the powerful stories of how individuals impacted by bipolar disorder are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our Bipolar Disorder Messages of Hope campaign.  Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds.

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

Melody Moezzi

Melody Moezzi

Melody Moezzi Adversity: Diagnosed with bipolar disorder Advocacy: Works to reduce the stigma of mental illness as an author, blogger, speaker “The more I speak out and the more extraordinary people I meet who are living with mental illness, the more I...

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Katherine Switz

Katherine Switz

Katherine Switz Adversity: Diagnosed with Bipolar II Advocacy: Started a nonprofit that recruits community leaders to talk about their mental illness “It’s empowering to come out of the shadows. It’s great to see our impact on leaders and their impact on...

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Julie A. Fast

Julie A. Fast

Julie A. Fast Adversity: Diagnosed with ultra rapid cycling bipolar disorder II in 1995 Advocacy: Became a bestselling author and mental health advocate “A2A stresses that those with an illness can be strong advocates even while dealing with adversity. We...

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Linea and Cinda Johnson

Linea and Cinda Johnson

Linea and Cinda Johnson Adversity: Linea (left) diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19; Cinda (right) faced challenge of parenting a teenager with the disorder Advocacy: The mother-daughter team co-authored “Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, A...

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Robert Villanueva

Robert Villanueva

Robert Villanueva Adversity: Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001 Advocacy: Became national speaker & trainer for The National Alliance on Mental Illness "I see change. People grow. It helps me flourish. It helps me see a whole new world. It puts a...

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A2A Spotlight Features

Spotlight – Allen Minor

Spotlight – Allen Minor

A2A Spotlight feature on Allen Minor as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights spoken-word poet and mental health advocate Allen (A.S.) Minor To learn more about Allen, please click HERE To learn more about The Combat...

Spotlight: Chamique Holdsclaw

Spotlight: Chamique Holdsclaw

A2A feature on Chamique Holdsclaw as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Founder Jeff Bell profiles Chamique Holdsclaw, a former WNBA superstar and bipolar disorder survivor who is sharing her inspiring story in a new documentary. To learn more about Chamique's advocacy,...