To mark World Bipolar Day, I spoke to Sarah Owen, co-author of 'Bipolar Disorder - The Ultimate Guide'. Lots of advice here for those who wish to better understand Bipolar Disorder as well as those who manage it alongside freelance life.
Sarah started at Cosmopolitan in 1994 (health & beauty intern/assistant/editor) for three years before going freelance. Over three decades she has written health features for a wide range of publications (including The Sunday Times, The Express, The Daily Mail, Marie Claire and Psychologies) and created lots of online content (for, among others, Boots, Aviva, Asthma UK and British Heart Foundation).With her cousin Amanda Saunders, she co-wrote 'Bipolar Disorder - The Ultimate Guide' in 2008 (published by Oneworld Publications) and fully updated it in 2020). Four generations of their family have/had bipolar - their shared grandfather, Sarah's dad, Amanda's mum, Amanda (who has cyclothymia, a milder form of bipolar), Sarah's sister and Sarah's son. The book was recently featured in the no1 spot on Bipolar UK's 'Top 10 good books about bipolar'. Sarah and Amanda are panellists at Bipolar UK's online conference on World Bipolar Day (30 March).