Elaina J. Martin lives and thrives with bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorder. She is better now, better than before. Today she has hope.
In a former life she was a fashionista who styled celebrities and models, worked on New York Fashion Week shows, and had a fashion radio spot and television gig. She has been published in half a dozen magazines including Jane, Women’s Wear Daily, Budget Living, Brilliant, Tribeza, RARE, WILMA, and both the StyleShaker and Zimbio websites. She has been an editor for two magazines and for a website.
All that changed in October of 2008 when, after a suicide attempt, she was diagnosed with bipolar I. Today she is an advocate for mental health. She wants to stomp out stigma. She was a Member-at-Large of the Consumer Advisory Council for the International Bipolar Foundation. In 2013 she was interviewed for an article in Bp, Bipolar magazine. She has just finished a memoir chronicling a life lived with mental illness and is currently seeking an agent.
Elaina wants to share her experience, the same experiences of many of the mentally ill, so that you won’t feel so alone in your own battle.
You can expect something new from her every other week, sometimes more often.
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