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Managing Bipolar and Living Your Best Life Virtual Peer Support Group
Welcome to Your Community 

Guerin runs this group every other Monday ay 7pm ET and Matthew runs his group monthly Tuesdays at 5:30pm ET 

The goal of the group is to bring those with Bipolar together to share and to connect and to know that they are not alone and there are many others who can relate to what they've gone through

 

About the Moderators:

 

Guerin Nolen guerinnolen733@gmail.com

Guerin is 30 years old and currently lives in Heber City, UT. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University in Child and Family Development and has worked with children for 10+ years, primarily as a behavior technician for individuals with autism. She is currently a graduate student at the University of the Southwest studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She's struggled with ADD, major depressive disorder, anxiety and OCD before finally receiving a bipolar diagnosis in 2021. Surprisingly this diagnosis changed her life for the better. Through both cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy as well as the support of family and friends, she has gained better insight into herself and her relationships. She wants to share this insight with others and instill hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. She is passionate about connecting with others through shared experiences and creating a safe environment where people can explore difficult thoughts and feelings. She believes in the power of empathy and authenticity and will take a teamwork approach to promote healing, confidence, and hope for the future

Matthew Ratz mjratz@gmail.com

Matthew is a mental health peer-support specialist, nonprofit leader, educator, and author living in the suburbs of Washington, DC. As a person with lived experience, Matthew uses his own story as a channel for others to heal through. Professionally, Matthew commits his time and energy to expand opportunities for professionals with mental illness in the DC Metro area and across the US. 

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