My Bipolar Voice


Kim Barnett
Author, My Bipolar Voice

My name is Kim Barnett, and I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder in my early 20’s. It has affected most aspects of my life, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. My hope is that this blog will be therapeutic, not only for myself, but for others struggling with Bipolar Disorder or any other mental health obstacles. Self care is immensely important! Please join me on my mental health growth journey by reading, and possibly we can start to end the stigma associated with mental illness. As you can see I’m open about my mental health and all are welcome to subscribe, comment, like and share.

Joy In The Midst Of Struggles

Recently, I asked in my stories on Instagram for some help in coming up with ideas for my next blog post. Thank you to all who responded with ideas. The topic that I chose from the responses was “The Joy that you still find and share even during struggles.”

Bell’s Palsy

About two months ago, on a regular Sunday morning, I woke up with my tongue feeling slightly numb. I didn’t really think anything of it at the time and went about my day. I had some water and coffee and then decided to workout on my new indoor bike, which I hadn’t used that much […]

The State of Our Nation & How Racism, Division & Discrimination Has Affected Me

I have kept my personal opinions and thoughts, about the state of our nation, mostly to myself. I have been extremely open about my mental health struggles, but now that the state of our nation is having an impact on my mental health, it is no longer in my best interest to stay silent. The […]


I worry a lot. My mind is full of various scenarios of how things will turn out and I always ask myself “what if this happens?” Most of the time, all the negative scenarios I’ve imagined in my head, are not the end result of what actually transpires. My therapist keeps telling me to stop […]


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