Welcome to Halfway2Hannah! My name is Hannah Blum. I am a writer, digital storyteller, mental health advocate and a 28-year-old trying to figure it all out. Yeah right! I published Halfway2Hannah in January 2016 as a mental health blog where I would discuss health-related topics and open up about my journey as a young adult living with bipolar 2 disorder. In 2018 it has expanded as a platform for others to share their story, advocacy and input on mental health in today’s society.
At the age of 20, I received a diagnosis of bipolar II disorder, and after finding my passion in storytelling, media and mental health, I decided to combine the three, and here we are at Halfway2Hannah.
When I first decided to come forward about my diagnosis of bipolar II, people thought I was crazy. Ironic? Luckily for me, and potentially you, I have never been good at following society’s guidelines of what is acceptable to do a or talk about.
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I want others to join the mental health movement and learn to embrace their differences both mind or body. Stigma has silenced vibrant voices, tarnished innocent people’s reputation, and prevented so many people from thriving as individuals. The time is now to break down this barrier and show the world the other side of a bipolar mind. Welcome to Halfway2hannah. I am so happy to have you on this journey with me.
I’am the author of the blog I’m Bipolar Too for the online mental health platform HealthyPlace. I am also a YouTube vlogger sharing my life as a young adult living with a mental health condition. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel I’m Bipolar 2 and always share your thoughts or experience.