Bipolar Chat: Is It For Me?

Medically reviewed by Majesty Purvis, LCMHC
Updated November 10, 2023by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Living with bipolar disorder may sometimes make you feel isolated and lonely, particularly if you feel like no one else understands what you’re going through. Seeking support from others can be vital when you’re trying to address and manage any kind of mental health condition. Sometimes, you can even provide support to someone else who is experiencing something similar. 

A bipolar chatroom is one place you might find such support as it can be an effective outlet for expressing your emotions. While making the first contact might seem intimidating, there are several potential advantages of participating in a bipolar chatroom. Below, we’ll explore some of the benefits of joining a bipolar chatroom and ways to get help for this condition.

Could A Bipolar Chat Be Beneficial For You?

Chat On Your Time Schedule

Typically, there is always someone available in a bipolar disorder support chatroom at any time of day. Most of the time, when you need extra encouragement or your symptoms are creating more distress than usual, there will be someone available. You can chat whenever it fits into your daily schedule, no matter what shift you work or when you need the most support. Even if you work a job that has you keeping irregular hours, you can still use a chatroom to connect with others experiencing similar concerns.

Additionally, knowing that someone will almost always be there for you may allow you to feel safer about your circumstances. While this isn’t guaranteed, there is a high probability of someone being online most of the time in bipolar chatrooms, given that people from different time zones all over the world come together to support each other in these chatrooms.

You Choose Whether To Participate In Discussions

You don't have to stay for the chat if you find it emotionally distressing or difficult to relate to. It’s possible that not every topic of conversation will relate to what you are going through, but you can leave at any time. You also don't have to keep chatting if you would rather be quiet and observe the conversations. On the other hand, if you want to keep chatting for hours, you can stay in the room as long as you’d like. This may give you a sense of more control over the situation.

Being a bit nervous when first joining a bipsyolar chatroom can be perfectly normal, and it may take you some time to start opening up. You might feel shy interacting in this way at first, but it can become very natural once you begin talking to others who can relate to what you are going through. Just knowing that there are others out there discussing the same types of problems that you experience can be of comfort.


You Can Be Honest

Since you are unknown online, you may find that you can say what's on your mind in a bipolar chatroom without feeling too vulnerable. You can be your most genuine self and not feel like you must hide your condition. You can be as open as you want to be about your mental health and emotional needs.

The people in a bipolar support chatroom may understand what you've been experiencing and may be able to provide support as needed. They may also be able to provide you with advice if they’ve been through something similar themselves.

Normal group therapy methods may be too personal for some people to fully commit to at first. In an online bipolar chatroom, there’s typically no pressure to open up before you’re comfortable doing so. No one can see you in a chatroom, so you may not be prone to nervousness about what other people think. The ability to be honest about your experience with bipolar disorder may be liberating and help you to work toward healing.

Sometimes it may be helpful just to talk to someone, even if you don’t want to discuss bipolar disorder or any other mental health concerns.  If you want to join a chatroom because you are feeling lonely and isolated, that can be a compelling enough reason in itself. , and these connections can be beneficial to your well-being both mentally and physically.

You Might Help Others Experiencing Bipolar Disorder

A bipolar chatroom also offers you the opportunity to help others. If you start to make progress in some area of life, you could be a source of strength for others. Being able to support others and letting them know they’re not alone can help you to feel positive about yourself. 

Talking to others about the challenges and pain that you have experienced might serve as inspiration for others if you choose to tell your story. Even if you are the one who is getting help at first, you might end up helping others later on.

Online Counseling With BetterHelp

Chatrooms can be helpful to many people, but they might not give you the focused attention you can receive from a licensed therapist. Having someone outside the chatroom can help you get perspective on what others are saying and process the information coming your way. If you don’t feel well enough to visit a therapist’s office, you might try online therapy, which numerous studies have shown to be effective.

Could A Bipolar Chat Be Beneficial For You?

With an online therapy platform like BetterHelp, you can participate in therapy from the comfort of your home or anywhere with an internet connection. You can connect with a therapist via phone or videoconferencing at a time that works for you. You can also message them in between sessions through in-app messaging, and they’ll respond as soon as they can.

Counselor Reviews

“I’m bipolar and I have a chronic illness, so I can be a lot. But she is so kind, patient, and caring. And she’s encouraged me to use the messenger part more (we do phone sessions; I’m an elder millennial lol), which has been surprisingly helpful. It’s like texting a friend when you’re in panic mode. Except you don’t have to worry about freaking out your friend or overwhelming them, and she replies so quickly. Not immediately, because people have lives. And always in a way that makes me feel validated and less alone with my problems. Honestly, just the fact that I took the time to write this says more about how much I appreciate all the support and work we’ve done together. Cause I always forget to do reviews, and I’ve got a lot going on. But talking to her makes things reasonable again. Not fixed, or gone. She reminds me of my skills and power and struggles I’ve gotten through, so I’m confident I’ll get through this difficult time too”

“I am so happy Alicia and I were matched. She is warm and funny and intelligent. She established a nice rapport very quickly and I felt understood by her right from the beginning. I feel easy with her and feel she is my ally. A couple of months into counseling I feel we are on a good trajectory together. I struggle with bipolar disorder rapid cycling, and having a person like Alicia, there to listen to my week’s events and then go deeper into my “self,” is as important to my stability as the medication is. I am learning some new skills like DBT. Alicia is also quite insightful and has given me things to consider several times already, often having this knack of hitting the nail on the head. Alicia is easy to recommend.”


If you are experiencing challenges related to bipolar disorder, you don’t have to face them alone. In addition to using bipolar chatrooms for support, you might find it helpful to talk to a mental health professional. Bipolar disorder can cause you to go through periods of depression, which may make it difficult to leave home. Online counseling can be viable if you’d still like to get care despite the symptoms you may be experiencing. With BetterHelp, you can be matched with a therapist who has training and experience treating bipolar disorder. Take the first step and reach out to BetterHelp today.

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