Welcome to the web page for bestselling mental health author, speaker and coach Julie A. Fast

About Julie

Julie and Mr. Smith

Julie receiving the Mental Health American Journalism award for writing the best mental health column in the United States

Julie A. Fast is a world leading mental health expert on the topics of bipolar disorder, depression, seasonal affective disorder, personality disorders and mood management. She is the bestselling author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed, Bipolar Happens! and The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder. Julie is a critically acclaimed national speaker, family and partner coach and sought after media source on the topic of mental health management including violent behavior and mental health. Her books have sold over 250,000 copies and her popular websites have received over one million visitors.  Julie was diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder II (two) in 1995.


Julie will do a live chat on Facebook today at 3:30 PM PST at her Julie A. Fast Facebook page. Send your questions now!

Click here to read my post on Robin Williams.

Summer, 2014  update:  Listen below for Julie’s latest podcast on travel and bipolar disorder, Claire Danes and the life of a professional speaker.

homelandHOMELAND: an Emmy winning show staring Claire Danes on Showtime.

Julie Fast was the original consultant for Claire Danes and her character on Homeland. Click here to read what Claire says about playing a character with bipolar disorder.

Julie will also start blogging for Psychology Today and Everyday Health this summer.

Julie’s #1 bestselling book Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner was just released in a second edition. This new edition has a much needed chapter on how partners can work together to find the right medications, deal with possible side effects and ultimately find a combination of medications and a management plan that works. Partners who refuse bipolar medications are also discussed. And most importantly, Dr. John Preston has added an extensive bipolar disorder medication and treatment appendix that is a must read for anyone affected by the illness. If you care about someone with bipolar disorder, the information in this book can save you years of worry and pain. The illness can be managed together. Why not start now!

The original book, with its orange cover has sold over 120,000 copies. If that many people need this book, then you are not alone in needing it yourself.