If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer

I am doing something unorthodox today here on The Bipolar Writer. I hope that I have created a place where my fellow mental health sufferers can have a “safe place” to discuss their own issues. I often get emails from many who are seeking help or guidance or just want to talk about things. I want everyone who comes to this blog to know that if you are suicidal there is always someone here, I am always here to talk.

The unorthodox part is that today I am going to give my number to my followers if you are suicidal and you don’t want to reach out to help-lines (I have learned recently that they are not always great.) So, if you need to chat you can text me anytime. I will get back to you as soon as humanly possible. As a mental health advocate and someone who has been through the worst parts of mental illness alone, I want you to know I am a lifeline.


You are not alone. Suicide is not the answer. Again, I am always here to talk anytime.

Always Keep Fighting


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75 Replies to “If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer”

  1. I kind of want to follow your lead and leave my number buy I’m only conflicted because I would hate for someone to harass me. That’s paranoia but it is also real.

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  2. Major props!!! You’re amazing! What you just did may end up saving someone’s life and that’s a beautiful thing in this mental health community. I’m so inspired by your courage to put yourself out there like you have. Did I tell you that you’re amazing? This made me literally tear up. So great, just great… wow. ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. It might be worth adding the caveat that you’ll respond as soon as you are able to, since no one person is going to be able to respond immediately 24/7. That should be implied, but when it comes to suicide it’s probably worth being explicit.

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    1. I don’t consider it brave but a necessary thing. If I am truly to seek out and help people who are suicidal, one of my major goals of my blog and memoir, then I must put myself out there. Thank you for your kind words!

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  4. Pretty incredible that you are willing to share your contact and be a resource for others, very cool. I hope you also have the support you need 🙂

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    1. I do. I want to be able to be there for those who are dealing with suicidal thoughts. I have been there and barley survived. I know what it means to go through that alone and it is not a great feeling.

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  5. This is such a great thing! I must say you that I also suffer from Bipolar disorder and I also write about depression and I motivate and I hope that I inspire people. Can you please tell me your mail?
    Peace be with you

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    1. I am sorry to hear. Relapses into self-harm is very common. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You will fight these thoughts. Let me know if you need someone to talk to, I am always here.

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  6. You will save many by doing this! I pray that God continues to watch over you and continually gives you the strength, wisdom and courage to be that bridge of support that people need! Sending many hugs your way! #support #team #encouragement

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  7. This is a really big thing James. I am brand new to your blog, but just reading the comment thread I can tell you have built a community of trust here. So much respect!

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  8. My goodness, you are truly one of the greats. Please know that.I am humbled and feel hope for humanity when I come across angels like you in our world. Love and light. xo

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      1. Yes, you are here for a reason. And you count more than you know. We are all worthy of comfort and love. And it warms my heart to see you give it so freely. Thank you for that.

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  9. I used to have a lot of suicidal thoughts, more than I do now, so I know how hopeless things can seem. A few years ago I called the suicide hotline and was put on hold for twenty minutes before I hung up. I was shocked. So this is a great thing you’re doing. Much respect.

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  10. Wow I’m truly touched by your gesture and openness to share your personal contact. I’m all the way in Malaysia, and it’s so comforting to know someone from the other side of the world is there for me whenever need arises. Thank you thank you. 🙏🏻

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  11. I see you very actively supporting my blog, would you be interested in contributing? This was so brave of you to give out your number like this, and caring

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  12. That is wonderful! I’d love to hear more about your experience with the hotlines though. That is worrying if we are referring clients to seek them but their experience is not great takes away from the benefits of that service. Thank you!


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