You glow like the lighthouse through my shipwreck’- Dani Sylvia lyrics

This blog was started by Eleanor Segall. a young woman in the UK who has lived with bipolar disorder for 13 years as well as an anxiety disorder. Diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder (a mood disorder) at 16, and now in my twenties, I blog about what has helped me in recovery and am here to help others too.

Be Ur Own Light was started in March 2016 to raise awareness to friends and family of what life is like living with these conditions and to emphasise how, however difficult you can go on to live a happy and fulfilling life. I write to combat stigma against mental illness and increase understanding of mental health conditions.

I hope you enjoy reading the posts and positive comments and any questions are always welcomed. You can contact me via the Contact page, email or tweet me @EleanorSegall and @beurownlight. I am also on Instagram @beurownlightblog.

We are a Finalist in the Health and Social Care Individual Category of the UK Blog Awards 2018!


For more Blog posts, you can see my posts about life with Bipolar and Anxiety on Rethink Mental Illness, Time to Change,  Mind, Bipolar UK, Self Harm UK, ISMA and further collaborations with Huffington Post UK, Happiful Magazine and happiful.com, Metro.co.uk, Brighton Wellness Centre, Counsellors Cafe Magazine, The Counselling Directory, Equilibrium Magazine, Phobia Support Forum, World Union of Jewish Students and the Monologues Project. See the articles tab to read more!

Thanks for stopping by- You are not Alone.



19 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for sharing your journey with the world! Now write a book about it. A great way to leave behind as a “Legacy” so you can continue to help others have hope with living with mental health when you are long gone. I did, and I shared both my addiction and recovery and my living with mental illness. We are caring and productive people 🙂

    Author & Columnist at In Recovery Magazine,
    Catherine Lyon XO

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  2. Your entire blog is awesome. It is one of the very best out there. I love it. I am very impressed with your blog, so I nominated you for “The Sunshine Blogger Award.” I hope you will accept and participate, because I would love to learn more about you. Plus, you deserve great praise for your writing and words and deserve to have many sunny, bright, happy, joyful and blessed days. Love, hugs and many blessings always, Sue. Here is the link to the “The Sunshine Blogger Award” post… https://wordpress.com/post/myloudbipolarwhispers.com/87421

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