My name is Gavin and I have Bipolar Disorder. I grew up in Dublin, Ireland, where I still live. I’m 35 and I’m a trainee contemplative psychologist. I love writing and the outdoors.

On this blog, you will find 10 upsides and 10 downsides of bipolar along with summaries. You will find a section on loving life, for when I started to love bipolar, this is exactly what happened. Also, check out my posts on balance and a free flow section. Happy browsing friends! 

My condition was caused by a combination of nature (genes) and nurture (environment), and so my treatment is also nature- and nurture-like. Find out more information on bipolar from YourMentalHealth.ie or from the British Psychological Society.