Natasha Tracy is an award-winning mental health writer, keynote speaker, and consultant; she also lives with bipolar disorder. She has written the acclaimed book, Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar and writes frequently on her own blog, Bipolar Burble, and at HealthyPlace and elsewhere. She was the proud recipient of the Erasing the Stigma Leadership Award in 2014 and a Health Activist Award in 2019. Natasha is considered a subject matter expert in bipolar disorder, and she works to bring quality, insightful, and trusted information to the public. Connect with Natasha on her website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Highlights

Accepting Bipolar Disorder as an Invisible Illness & “Disability”

Natasha Tracy
March 9, 2021

Even if people disagree with you, bipolar is real. It’s a brain-based disorder, and you should be proud of overcoming the daily challenges it presents. If video is not showing, click here Mental Health Symptoms Are Often Invisible I have bipolar disorder, and bipolar disorder is, of course, invisible. There are noticeable symptoms of a...

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3 Essential Steps for When a Manic or Hypomanic Episode Ends

Natasha Tracy
October 17, 2020

Looking back on how mania affected my choices, I recognize that I am imperfect and give myself a break—taking responsibility for my actions and learning from them as I move forward. If video is not showing, click here If you’re like me and you have bipolar disorder, then you will have experienced at least one...

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Bipolar Disorder & The Fear of Wearing out Friendships

Natasha Tracy
March 2, 2018

Although you may be worried about a friend walking away due to your bipolar disorder symptoms, it can help to remember you share mutual trust. If video is not showing, click here I have to admit something—I have a huge fear of wearing out my friendships because of bipolar disorder. I’m aware that sometimes being...

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If You Take Medication for Bipolar, Do You Really Need Therapy?

Natasha Tracy
March 1, 2022

Even if you are taking medication for bipolar and seeing a psychiatrist, you may want to consider therapy for additional support and coping skills. If video is not showing, click here Seeking Psychiatric Treatment Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big believer in psychiatric treatment for mental health. I believe that if something is...

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When Anxiety Manifests as Anger—Taming Your Temper

Natasha Tracy
February 24, 2022

While they are two different emotions, anxiety can present itself as intense anger. Recognizing this is important, so I can prevent taking these feelings out on others. If video is not showing, click here Discerning Anxiety from Anger with Bipolar I’ve been thinking about anxiety and anger, and, specifically, whether anxiety can manifest as anger....

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Watch Out for “White Knight Syndrome” in Relationships

Natasha Tracy
December 16, 2021

It’s not possible to “save” someone from a brain-based condition like bipolar, but there are many ways a partner can provide support and love. Romance to the Rescue? When some people look at a person with bipolar disorder, they may see the person as “broken” or “damaged.” You may not see yourself that way, but...

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Wellness Practices & Habits for Bipolar I Will Never Give Up

Natasha Tracy
November 19, 2021

There are some lifestyle practices and daily habits for bipolar disorder that help me manage my symptoms so much, I would never give them up. What “Works” Best for My Bipolar There are many different wellness practices that can improve life with bipolar, and it can be difficult to know which lifestyle changes are most...

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3 Things I’ve Learned from 2021 on Navigating Anxiety

Natasha Tracy
November 19, 2021

Anxiety that cooccurs with bipolar can pose real challenges, especially when it feels “out of control.” Here are some important insights I’ve recently learned for managing my anxiety. Strategies for Coping with Anxiety I live with both bipolar disorder and anxiety, and this year I’ve been using some helpful strategies I learned recently for coping...

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Why Doctor’s Appointments Make Us Anxious

Natasha Tracy
October 26, 2021

Feeling anxious prior to an appointment with your doctor, psychiatrist, or another medical professional? You’re not alone. Here are some practical tips to handle this stress. Anxiety During Psychiatrist Appointments I’ve been seeing my psychiatrist for a very long time, and I know him very well. I do trust him and think he’s a good...

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