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Listen to Dr. Mountain's latest radio interview from WOUB radio
wtih Tom Walker of NAMI-Athens, Ohio

In your struggle with bipolar disorder, you need all the resources you can get. Welcome to a site that tells you more than the basics about bipolar disorder—one that helps you learn to live with it on a daily basis! If you are  looking for information about bipolar disorder that is easy to understand and practical for daily living, you are at the right place.

"Jane Mountain, MD, teaches us about getting our lives back, about daring
to hope, and about realizing that hope."
John McManamy, author of Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder.

"Through her own personal and professional experience, Dr. Mountain
has created an uplifting and effective approach to the lifelong management
of bipolar disorder...
" Claire McLeod Ohman, PhD, Mental Health Advocate

Wondering whether you or someone you love has bipolar disorder? Perhaps the diagnosis is confusing because you don’t understand normal mood. Here are its characteristics:

  • Happy or content most of the time
  • Resilient to challenges and changes
  • Remains within boundaries that bring balance

Perhaps you have noticed these red flags of bipolar disorder. These are a few of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, also called manic-depression:

  • Periods of sadness that last weeks to months
  • Poor sleep (too much or too little) with lack of energy
  • Suicidal thoughts (these aren’t normal)
  • Poor sleep (too little) with increased energy
  • Unstable mood that extends beyond normal boundaries

Learn more on this website or by reading a book written just for you, Bipolar Disorder — Insights for Recovery.

You may be going through a tough time right now, either personally or in your family. Or you may be a professional dealing with individuals with bipolar disorder. Dr. Mountain has experienced both sides of that coin. Here’s what she says about her work:

I used to be a sick cookie. Bipolar disorder had knocked me down flat. When I got better, I wanted to help you and others so you wouldn't get as sick as I once was. If you are already that sick, my desire is that you find wellness. I believe that no matter how sick you are, you are a candidate for recovery and wellness. It takes hard work, but working on wellness skills can give you hope for bipolar disorder.

Mental wellness starts by asking, “What can I do to take care of myself?” Whether you have bipolar disorder or are working or living with someone who does, you can find clarity, hope and recovery. I did! Let me help you do the same.

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