Bipolar HK is Hong Kong’s first peer-led bipolar support network. We are a collective of Hong Kong-based professionals, students, writers & artists, the majority of whom live with bipolar disorder. Our mission: to fight the stigma and stereotypes attached to mental illness in Hong Kong (while also occasionally – and mischievously – reveling in them). Most importantly of all, we’re here to remind YOU that you’re not alone in your quest for innovative and creative ways of managing your mood disorder.
Whether you have been diagnosed with bipolar, or suspect you might have bipolar, whether you’re Bipolar 1, or Bipolar 2, whether you hate your mood disorder, or LOVE your mood disorder, we’re here to remind you that you are far from alone. In fact, you share your mood disorder with one in twenty Hongkongers. (The rest are just nuts.)
Bipolar Hong Kong is your chance to unite with others like you, explore and experiment with fresh ways of reducing your bipolar symptoms, receive the peer support you need and deserve, and perhaps change the way you view your mood disorder forever, as well as the way others perceive you.
If you’re looking for 100% fact-proven medical advice written by a leading psychiatrist with a jumble of indecipherable letters after his/ her name, this site is not for you. But if you are looking for provocative theories based on self-research and personal experiences, peer advice (including details of Hong Kong’s Bipolar Support Group), alternative remedies, creative inspiration and humor, join us!
Relax. Go crazy! Be yourself. Be anyone else your bipolar mind has created. After all, if we can’t share our experiences in a 100% confidential, supportive, creative environment and occasionally laugh at ourselves, we’re probably screwed.
The striking artwork on this site is courtesy of our friends at Art Saves Lives, a non-profit arts organization delivering free inspirational and inclusive art projects to disadvantaged and marginalized artists. You can also share your stories (credited or anonymously) in the quarterly Art Saves Lives Magazine.