About Julie A. Fast
Julie A. Fast is a world leading mental health expert on the topics of bipolar disorder, depression and mood disorder management. She is the bestselling author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed and The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder. Julie is a critically acclaimed national speaker, family coach and sought after media source, and is regarded as a mental health pioneer for her groundbreaking, comprehensive approach to treating bipolar disorder and depression using both mainstream and proven alternative therapies. Her work has helped hundreds of thousands of people on medication, as well as those who have difficulties tolerating medications, find ways to successfully manage their condition and reclaim their lives.
Julie was diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder (“bipolar 2”) in 1995 at the age of thirty-one, after fourteen challenging and chaotic years. In 1998, after trying over a dozen different medications, she found herself at a life-or-death crossroads: The medications were not enough and the quality of her life was spiraling downward due to the drugs’ intolerable side effects. This experience inspired her to create a management program for herself, one that also educated and involved the people in her life close to her. It was so successful she decided to publish it in book form in order to help others. The program is known today as The Health Cards System for Bipolar Disorder and is currently helping hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.