Together at the Poles

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)

At the Crossroads

Michael Ligtenberg, September 10, 2017

I have been living with Bipolar Disorder for about the last 7 years.
The Importance of Peer Expertise in Counselling

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., September 2, 2017

I've been away from the blog for a while, and though I haven't necessary made the best use of my spare time (*cough* Skyrim *cough*), mostly it's been because I've been doing two d...
Diagnosis and Stigma: How the DSM Is Not our Enemy

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., May 4, 2015

I just finished up a degree in psychotherapy, and I heard a lot of different opinions about the DSM, or “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, the standard gu...
Bipolar Disorder and Smoking: How I Finally Managed To Quit

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., September 6, 2014

The rate of smoking among people with bipolar disorder is incredibly high.
Is It Possible To Be Authentically Bipolar?

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., August 28, 2014

Being bipolar can be a very lonely experience, because we are so often required to hide our emotions and thoughts.
School: The Bipolar Way

Michael Ligtenberg, February 17, 2014

In this blog, I would like to share my experience in schools over the last 44 years. It traces how bipolarity affected my progress in school and my social life.
Michael Ligtenberg: Photography

Michael Ligtenberg, November 23, 2013

Columnist Michael Ligtenberg is also a photographer, and has generously shared a new gallery with us at Bipolar Village.
What I Cannot Change, What I Can Change, and How To Know the Difference

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., October 13, 2013

Many of you are probably familiar with what is called the "Serenity Prayer".
Responsibility Without Blame: Healthy Ownership of a Bipolar Life

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., September 29, 2013

Bipolar disorder has caused me to do a lot of harm, especially before I was taking proper medication.
Scott Hunt: Photography

the Bipolar Village Gallery, May 17, 2013

I was in the USAF when trouble began to brew for me. After being discharged from the USAF in '95, I was having great difficulties maintaining a job.
Alexandra Petersen: Paintings

the Bipolar Village Gallery, May 8, 2013

Alex Petersen is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Being raised with a mother who was also an artist and teacher, art has long been a defining part of her life.
Bipolar Disorder and Spirituality: The Data of Religious Experience

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., May 6, 2013

The idea that mental illness and divine inspiration are connected is extremely old, going back into the very roots of the roots of our language.

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Counselling from Daniel
Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RSW, CCC
Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RSW, CCC is a Registered Social Worker and Canadian Certified Counsellor with a private practice operating out of Kitchener, Ontario. He provides in-person counselling in Kitchener and email, video or telephone counselling within Canada.

To find out more, please visit the website for his private practice, Bader Mediation & Counselling Services.