August, 2006
Chat Operator

Bipolar World congratulates Choi, our Volunteer of the month for the month of August, 2006.  Choi is a very talented chat operator in Bipolar World's Support Chat Room where she readily shares her personal experiences and knowledge with others.


We asked Choi to tell us a bit about herself and this is what she had to say.


"I'm 36 years old and I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband and two children. I was first diagnosed with depression in high school, but it was not until after my accident, that my head was injured. I was diagnosed with bp1 in 1995. I would get very angry with manic episodes; finally, my husband begged me to get on meds and find a website for support, so in 2003 I came across, and I read the webpage, and decided to chat. I suffer from migraines, PTSD and anxiety. I have learned a lot about bipolar disorder and medications through the chat, which has been very supportive. I became chat operator about 7 months ago. It has been an honor to represent the channel. I enjoy helping others out, because it also helps me heal. The web page also has so much information on such topics as PTSD, BP, mood charts, and other resources like books to read."


Stop by the chat room when you have a chance and hopefully you'll get to meet Choi.  She's in the room at varying hours and gives selflessly of herself to help others as the chatters can tell you.


Thanks for being you, Choi - you are a wonderful person and we're honored to have you volunteer with us!  Lots of hugs from us all...



Special Thanks from Allie and David



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