Mental illness is still very much a taboo subject. But the more people talk about it; the more the public is educated. Bipolar Bear is one blog that is attempting to remove the stigma of bipolar disorder.
Written by Christopher Banks, he is a gay bear who has chronicled his experiences with bipolar disorder. It is a very open and honest account of not only dealing with mental illness. But also all the other aspects of his life that intersect with his disorder. All the ups and downs and everything in between are shared online. Christopher says writing is great way to get stuff out, as his essays are raw and very real. It is sites like these, which move mental illness out of the shadows and into the limelight.