bp Magazine Offers New Resources to Bipolar Community with Re-launch of bphope.com and New bp Buzz Blog bipolarbuzz.com

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New bipolar disorder site includes blog, reader contributions, book reviews, and more

When Conception is the Question

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With 5.7 million Americans living with bipolar disorder, bp Magazine re-launches its complementary website http://www.bphope.com, offering the bipolar community a new online resource to connect with each other and the opportunity to generate relevant editorial content for future bipolar magazine issues.

bp Magazine's bp Buzz blog, launched simultaneously with its new site, features articles and up-to-date information of interest to those living with bipolar disorder. bp Buzz will prove to be one of the most innovative approaches to further connecting the bipolar community--addressing everything from bipolar symptoms to shared issues and concerns that affect family members.

In addition to a new look and feel, the bipolar resources on http://www.bphope.com include engaging feature articles from bp Magazine. From the spring 2007 edition, readers will enjoy its cover story featuring Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who lives with bipolar disorder and seeks equitable medical insurance treatment for the estimated 53 million Americans who suffer from mental illness. The featured article, "When Conception is the Question," takes a hard look at the decision of whether or not to conceive when bipolar disorder affects one or more partners.

A novel feature, In Your Words, allows readers to submit their own personal stories and comments. On My Mind encourages readers to share full essays about their experiences with bipolar disorder; Sound Off asks readers to contribute to a specific topic proposed for each issue of bp Magazine; and For Myself invites those with bipolar to tell about the big and little things that make each day more balanced and rewarding. Readers are also encouraged to participate in future issues of bp Magazine by signing up for an interview on a specific topic concerning bipolar disorder on Talk to bp Writers.

Among the information that makes http://www.bphope.com a more comprehensive resource for the bipolar community are an in-depth history of bipolar depression along with statistics and definitions; book reviews with a link to Amazon.com; and a section devoted to other, outside resources. Subscriptions to bp Magazine are also available online.

About bp Magazine:
bp Magazine, the healthy living publication launched in the fall of 2004, offers a message of hope and harmony to people living with bipolar disorder. The quarterly publication contains in-depth features on personalities, articles on cutting-edge issues, and down-to-earth coping suggestions. The online companions, http://www.bphope.com, and http://www.bipolarbuzz.com offer additional resources for the bipolar community.

bp Magazine's top advertisers consist of Platinum sponsor Pfizer Inc. and Gold sponsors Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. National mental health association advertisers include the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Name:     Joanne M. Doan
Phone:     716 614 4673
ZipCode: 14202


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