Helping People Create Better Outcomes
Since 2003

Bipolar Advantage is an education organization dedicated to helping people transform their lives.

Tom's message-and approach-is a welcome antidote to many, popular ideas about mental illness.

Tom's message-and approach-is a welcome antidote to many, popular ideas about mental illness. He integrates sound, evidence-based tools (such as self-awareness, self-care, and medication) with an especially humane perspective. Too often, in having to accept their condition, people end up feeling pathologized - reduced from a full person to a label. But Tom looks beyond the diagnosis to help people embrace - and accept - the best parts of who they are, instead of reflexively dismissing their feelings and experiences as a simple manifestation of illness. I can't think of a more important ingredient to living with bipolar disorder or any mental health difficulty.

Craig Malkin, PhD, Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Tom is doing something no one else is really doing.

Tom is doing something no one else is really doing. He is turning a serious mental illness on its head and suggesting that by accepting rather than fighting the disorder, people with bipolar can identify and access their strengths and lead lives that are not only satisfying but productive beyond their wildest imaginings... Tom is ahead of the pack. He is staking out new territory and leading the way in showing people with brain-based disorders like bipolar that it is possible to live richly.

Maureen Duffy, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, The Counseling Program, Barry University

Bipolar IN Order explores the positive value of mania and depression

Bipolar IN Order explores the positive value of mania and depression, linking it to Eastern traditions of mental discipline, while at the same time appreciating the need for warranted medical diagnosis and treatment.

S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD MPH, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Mood Disorders Program, Tufts Medical Center
Why I Am Against Remission For Depression and Bipolar
Challenging the premise of remission as the end goal of treatment. I wrote an article some time ago that I[...]
Better Bipolar Treatment From A Simple Eye Exam
How a simple eye exam can lead to better bipolar treatment. One of the many traits of being bipolar is[...]
Feelings vs. Reactions
Learning to act with wisdom no matter how we feel. One of the first steps toward getting "Bipolar In Order"[...]