Bipolar & Suicide with Heather Funk Palacios – #SPSM Chat December 15th, 2019.


This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “Bipolar & Suicide” with guest Heather Funk Palacios (@WondHerful).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

Is bipolar a disorder, an identity, or both?

What are some factors that might lead to someone with bipolar dying by suicide?

How does suicidality manifest differently between depression and mania?

How can we as a society make the world more accommodating for people with bipolar?



Further Reading and Watching:

WondHerful – Heather’s website

Heather Palacios Opens Up About Suicide – This is My Brave

Bipolar Disorder and Suicide – WebMD

Suicide in Bipolar Disorder: A Review – NCBI

Navigating Relationships in Bipolar Disorder – Marni Amsellem, Ph.D.



Heather Funk Palacios is a graduate of Judson University, where she received a BA in Business Management. Heather is also founder of “WondHerful,” a mission dedicated to mental health and suicide extinction through blog posts (, social media posts (@WondHerful), and an eclectic speaking circuit that includes churches, businesses, prisons, police stations, schools, halfway houses, psychiatric wards. Heather is a suicide survivor and a diagnosed bipolar who believes that if you wake up breathing, that’s your proof to keep going!

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